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Support needed to promote more exercise by older people

Better training and support is needed to help health professionals promote the benefits of exercise among older people, which can keep them above the threshold for needing care, according to a group of health and social care experts.
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Better training and support is needed to help health professionals promote the benefits of exercise among older people, which can keep them above the threshold for needing care, according to a group of health and social care experts

Better training and support is needed to help health professionals promote the benefits of exercise among older people, according to a group of health and social care experts.

They reviewed a series of studies looking at exercise in old age, as well as advice from sources including chief medical officers and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

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Calculating the cost of social care – including local authority, self-funding and informal care – in the UK as being more than £100 billion, they concluded that exercise keeps people above the threshold for needing care, regardless of age

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