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Pedometers for older people can increase physical activity, research shows

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 18 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h872
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

A sustained increase in physical activity among older people can be achieved by consultations with a practice nurse and the use of a pedometer, research published in the journal PLOS Medicine has shown.1

The randomised controlled trial included 298 people aged 60-75 from three UK general practices who received standard care or an intervention to increase their physical activity levels. Patients in the intervention group had four consultations …

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