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Walking around shortens hospital stay
Posted By Viva Sarah Press On August 15, 2011 @ 12:00 am In | No Comments
“The muscle’s reserve capacity can decompose quite quickly in older people. If they shift from a mode of mobility — even if it was minimal — to a state of almost complete immobility, and even for just a few short days of hospitalization, they could very quickly lose their muscle ‘reserves’ resulting in more difficulties functioning and other complications. This study, along with other new studies in the area, shows that walking really does pay off,” the researchers said.
Moreover, the study pointed out that simple intervention to encourage walking in the geriatric internal wards ought to be seriously considered, so as to shorten the length of the geriatric patient’s hospital stay.
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