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Older Women Benefit In Numerous Ways From Regular Vigorous Exercise

July 11, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
An Australian study that collected data from five years of published research has concluded that moderate to vigorous physical activity improves both physical and mental health in postmenopausal women. Older women should exercise intensively 30 to 45 minutes a day five times a week to get the most benefit. The studies surveyed showed that active adults report significantly less disability, better physical function no matter their body mass index, and a longer lifespan. Another linked benefit of regular vigorous activity is improved mental health, the researchers reported.
Debra Anderson et al., "Can physical activity prevent physical and cognitive decline in postmenopausal women? ", Maturitas, July 11, 2014, © Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
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