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Letters Exercise in people over 85

We need a network of exercise centres for older people

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1265 (Published 31 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m1265
  1. Hugh Bethell, director of the Staywell Programme
  1. Basingstoke and Alton Cardiac Rehabilitation Charity, Cardiac Rehab Centre, Alton GU34 1RQ, UK
  1. hjnbethell{at}gmail.com

The subtitle of Izquierdo and colleagues’ excellent article might be more accurate if changed from “Advanced age is no barrier to the benefits of tailored exercise” to “Advanced age is a strong indication for tailored exercise.”1 The benefits of exercise into old age for the prevention of frailty and dependency are …

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