Reduced disability and mortality among aging runners: a 21-year longitudinal study.

@article{Chakravarty2008ReducedDA,
  title={Reduced disability and mortality among aging runners: a 21-year longitudinal study.},
  author={Eliza F. Chakravarty and Helen B Hubert and Vijaya Bharathi Lingala and James F. Fries},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={168 15},
  pages={1638-46}
}
BACKGROUND Exercise has been shown to improve many health outcomes and well-being of people of all ages. Long-term studies in older adults are needed to confirm disability and survival benefits of exercise. METHODS Annual self-administered questionnaires were sent to 538 members of a nationwide running club and 423 healthy controls from northern California who were 50 years and older beginning in 1984. Data included running and exercise frequency, body mass index, and disability assessed by… CONTINUE READING

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