Physical and Social Activity

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Exercise to Age Well, Whatever Your Age New York Times, January 29, 2014, Gretchen Reynolds. Becoming physically active in middle age, even if someone has been sedentary for years, substantially reduces the likelihood that he or she will become seriously ill or physically disabled in retirement, new research shows.

How Much Physical Activity do Older Adults Need? CDC recommendations for level of physical activity for health benefits for people over 65.

How Social Connections Keep Seniors Healthy Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life, by Jill Suttie,  March 14, 2014 As we age, we tend to shed family and friends—which can hurt our mental and physical health. How can we design communities for seniors that facilitate social connections?