A daily 20-minute walk can help older adults reduce the risk of losing the ability to walk without assistance.

According a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, moderate exercise including walking can help aging adults maintain their mobility or the ability to walk without assistance, at a rate 18 percent higher than older adults who did not exercise.

The study recruited 1,635 sedentary men and women aged 70 to 89 to investigate how daily physical activity will prevent older adults' loss of mobility resultantly it showed moderate exercise helps maintain mobility in older adults.

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