Exercise can help avoid disability in elderly, says study

A study done on the benefits of exercising in old age has found that it can also reduce the chances of disability in elderly.

The study was done on 1,635 people in the age group of 70 to 89 years. Some of the participants were made to take part in 150 minutes of walking and activities to improve strength, balance and flexibility per week.

At the end of two years it was found that old people who exercised were less weak than before and were more active as compared to elderly who did not exercise regularly.

People who face physical weakness and are not able to move around easily can start with light exercises at first.

The researchers are still working on finding the exact activity that benefits the elderly who are frail.

However, it is for sure that exercising is beneficial for elderly and keeps them strong and can help avoid disability.