physical activity http://wrkf.org en Sit More, And You're More Likely To Be Disabled After Age 60 http://wrkf.org/post/sit-more-and-youre-more-likely-be-disabled-after-age-60 The more you sit, the less physically active you are, which can lead to all sorts of health problems, including an early death.<p>But too much sitting increasingly looks like a health risk all its own. Researchers at Northwestern University say that for people 60 and older, each additional hour a day spent sitting increases the risk of becoming physically disabled by about 50 percent — no matter how much exercise they get.<p>Today, over 56 million Americans have some kind of disability, according to the latest <a href="http://www.census.gov/people/disability/">census data</a>. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:48:00 +0000 editor 22764 at http://wrkf.org Sit More, And You're More Likely To Be Disabled After Age 60 For A Longer Life, You Might Try Mowing The Lawn http://wrkf.org/post/longer-life-you-might-try-mowing-lawn We all know we're supposed to exercise daily, but precious few of us do. And it only seems to get harder with age.<p>There's a reason to try harder, though. Tacking more years of good health on to your life may be as simple as mowing the lawn more often and engaging in other everyday physical activities.<p>Researchers in Sweden measured the health of almost 4,000 60-year-olds in the late 1990s. A dozen years later, they checked back in. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:26:00 +0000 editor 18105 at http://wrkf.org For A Longer Life, You Might Try Mowing The Lawn