Study: Older Adults Can Extend Life With Increased Activity

Filed under: Study — @ July 13, 2006

A new study from Dr. Todd M. Manini at the National Institute on Aging found that senior citizens who continue to remain active in their later years can maintain good health and even extend their lives.

Published in the July 12, 2006 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr. Manini looked at 302 adults between the ages of 70 to 82 years old after providing them with water containing heavy oxygen and hydrogen isotopes to drink so it would be absorbed into their tissues and released as they expended energy every two weeks during the six-year study.

At the end of the study, here’s what Dr. Manini found:

Most active group – 12 percent died
Midrange active group – 18 percent died
Least active group – 25 percent died

bq. Dr. Manini’s study has confirmed what most of us already knew. While we all look forward to that glorious day in the future when we can retire from the rigors of working our entire adult lives, the fact is you will need to KEEP ON being active well into your 70s, 80s, and 90s to extend the time the good Lord allows you to be with your family. Take good care of yourself by eating a healthy diet and always squeeze in an activity here and there to make sure you are around for as long as possible.

Read more about Dr. Manini’s study by clicking here.


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