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Elderly dog owners almost 50 per cent less likely to have a disability – new research

Elderly dog owners may be 50 per cent less likely to have a disability than non-dog owners, according to Australian and Japanese research involving more than 11,000 older Japanese adults.

Busting the ‘slow down’ myth: vigorous activity needed in later life to live longer and better

Researcher Dr Michelle Jongenelis, from the Melbourne Centre for Behaviour Change at the University of Melbourne, says moderate-to-vigorous physical activity can delay age-related illness and disability, allowing us to live independently for longer, and have a much better quality of life.

Remaining engaged with meaningful activities important as we get older – new research

New Flinders University research confirms later life can be a rich and fulfilling time, particularly if there is social-community engagement and meaning to every day activity.

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