Abstract

    Open Access Short Communication Article ID: JNPPR-7-167

    Mobility-Non-Exercise Physical Activity (NEPA) is the key to health and longevity

    Margaret Arnold and Joan Vernikos*

    When asking someone, whatever their age, what they consider most important to their health, the answer invariably involves their ability to maintain physical independence–basic mobility. The highest level of mobility is unlimited movement in any environment they choose. As mobility is lost, the environments in which independent movement is possible, become restricted. As mobility is further compromised, an assistive device may be needed such as a walker or a cane, then with further decline, the person may begin to rely on help for more and more movements, and their independence is replaced by dependence on another for help. The impact of declining mobility on health and well-being, both physical and psychological are substantial and reduced mobility and ability to do Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) can often be the first sign of declining health Table 1.

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    Published on: Mar 17, 2020 Pages: 7-8

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-5487.000067
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