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Study reveals health benefits of exercising into old age

May 13, 2019


The study has now been published in the Wiener klinische Wochenschrift [Vienna Clinical Weekly] and presented to mark European Public Health Week, which runs from now until 17 May, in which the Austrian Society of Public Health (ÖGPH), of which Thomas Dorner is President, is heavily involved.

Prolongs independence, enhances self-worth

Everyday activities are generally divided up into ADLs (Activities of Daily Living) and IADLs (Instrumental Activities of Daily Living). ADLs include basic repetitive tasks such as getting up, getting washed and dressed, eating and drinking and going to the toilet independently, while IADLs our activities such as making telephone calls, shopping, cooking, doing the housework and running the household, taking medication correctly and handling monetary transactions.

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