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Editor's e-Note
A recent study found that older adults residing in retirement communities and who reported exercising experienced less physical decline than peers who participated in less exercise. However, many elders who exercised engaged only in walking or light housekeeping chores.

One researcher notes the importance of muscle-strengthening exercises such as knee extensions and bicep curls to maintain muscle mass and create optimal potential for maintaining independent living.

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Seniors Who Exercise Regularly Experience Less Physical Decline

The majority of adults aged 65 and older remain inactive and fail to meet recommended physical activity guidelines, according to previous research. However, these studies have not represented elders living in retirement communities who may have more access to recreational activities and exercise equipment.

Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that older adults residing in retirement communities who reported more exercise experienced less physical decline than their peers who reported less exercise, although many adults—even those who exercised—did not perform muscle-strengthening exercises, which provide a defense against physical decline.

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Geriatrics Consult With Rosemary Laird, MD
Eminent Geriatrician Joins Today's Geriatric Medicine as Online Columnist

Dr. Rosemary Laird, the American Geriatrics Society's 2013 Clinician of the Year, will provide insight and counsel to our audience of professionals in her new monthly online column, Geriatrics Consult With Rosemary Laird, MD.

Very active with the AGS at the national level and a past president of the Florida Geriatrics Society, Dr. Laird is a clinical associate professor of geriatrics at the Florida State University College of Medicine and has been the driving force behind a multitude of geriatric initiatives in her community over the past 11 years.

We are thrilled to welcome to our team Dr. Rosemary Laird, who is renowned for her personal commitment as a physician, educator, and champion for senior health and wellness, and we welcome the opportunity to share her expertise, opinions, and passion with the readers of Today's Geriatric Medicine.

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