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Primary Care - Advice about Aging: Keep Moving

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The old adage “move it or lose it” could be the international slogan for the aging population.

If you’re "of a certain age," a primary care physician with a focus on aging at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center recommends resolving to begin or increase your physical activity level in some way.

“Physical activity is the only thing we know for sure that works to help preserve function with age,” said Barbara Nicklas, PhD, professor of geriatrics and gerontology at Wake Forest Baptist, who specializes in and conducts research on aging and related aspects such as fitness, physical activity, obesity and nutrition.

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