Eat Well, Exercise, & Stop Smoking–Still Great Advice!

French researchers followed 4000 seniors for almost 7 years. Each participant was disability-free at baseline. After adjusting for potential confounders, the following factors were found to contribute to excess disability risk:

  • low physical activity 72%
  • smoking 26%
  • low fruit and vegetable intake 24%

The results were similar when those who developed disabilities in the first 4 years were excluded.

PositiveTip: Seniors: the general recommendations to exercise more, quit smoking, and eat healthful diets with plenty of fruit and vegetables still apply!