Walk, Jog or Dance: It’s All Good for the Aging Brain – The New York Times
New evidence that physical activity can forestall the mental decline in aging brains.
Any Level of Midlife Exercise May Keep Dementia at Bay
Any level of physical activity in midlife may help keep cognitive decline and dementia in late life at bay, new research suggests.
Trapped in the Hospital Bed
Healthy older adults at home are on their feet more than six hours a day. But in this small study, hospitalized patients in their 70s spent 83 percent of their time in bed, according to the accelerometers attached to their thighs and ankles to measure movement.
So even when doctors fix whatever problem brought older people to the hospital, prolonged immobility often sends them to rehabilitation (i.e., a nursing home) for weeks or sometimes for good.