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Cutting Disability Risk Is No Sweat The British Medical Journal has reported some findings that will cheer quite a number of seniors: We don’t necessarily have to do strenuous workouts to lower our risk of becoming disabled. During the two-year study, 1,680 participants ages 49 to 83 in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island wore accelerometers to measure the intensity and duration of their daily living activities. Key activities included cooking, grocery shopping, making phone calls, walking across the room, bathing and getting dressed. All of the participants were free of disability but were either at risk for knee osteoarthritis or already had it. The outcome showed that the more time spent in light-intensity activities, the lower the association with disability, as well as reduced progression of existing disability. It appears that the crucial factor is the amount of time spent in activities, not the intensity of an activity. So spending more time during the day simply moving your body may reduce disability. Granted, previous research indicated that 2 1/2 hours a week of moderate to vigorous activity can reduce disability, but some of us just aren’t able to handle moderate exercise, much less vigorous. So, just how long do we need to engage in light activities to give us the edge in lowering our disability risk? That depends on how far you want to reduce your risk. Spending four hours a day will reduce your risk 43 percent. The more minutes, the greater the reduction in risk. But even light housework each day or getting up during TV commercials can cut your risk of becoming disabled by osteoarthritis. All you have to do is move! Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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