facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Daily senior exercise with DVD beneficial

April 9, 2013 at 8:27 PM   |   Comments

URBANA, Ill., April 9 (UPI) -- A daily exercise program using a safe and sensible exercise DVD improves a senior's balance, flexibility and strength, a U.S. researcher says.

Edward McAuley of the University of Illinois tested a DVD that focused on flexibility, toning and balance.

The researcher team found most of the 307 seniors stayed with the program over the six-month period of the study, and did about as much work as the program required.

Physical tests showed the seniors ended up in better shape, McAuley said.

"For older adults, coupling aerobic activity like brisk walking with activities that improve flexibility, strength and balance, are likely to reap the greatest physical and mental health benefits," McAuley said in a statement.

The study was published in the Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Study: Lifestyle changes can cut heart attack risk by 80 percent Study: Lifestyle changes can cut heart attack risk by 80 percent
2
More than 700 infants exposed to tuberculosis at Texas hospital More than 700 infants exposed to tuberculosis at Texas hospital
3
Morning exercise helps calm ADHD symptoms in children Morning exercise helps calm ADHD symptoms in children
4
Yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies at 95 Yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies at 95
5
New industry-baked marijuana PSAs advise moderation New industry-baked marijuana PSAs advise moderation
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback