Missouri near bottom in physical activity for senior citizens

According to a KCStar article:
Doctors and communities must encourage Americans 65 and older to adopt healthier lifestyles, according to a study Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Merck Institute of Aging & Health.

“They are not doing all they can, not only to enjoy more years in their lives but also more life in their years,” said Terrie Fox Wetle, president of the Gerontological Society of America, which released the survey at its annual meeting.

Nationally, Missouri ranked near the bottom — 48th out of the 50 states plus Washington, D.C. — for leisure-time physical activity. About 40 percent of the state's seniors said they had no such activity during a one-month span.
Missouri's lack of pedestrian and bicycle friendly infrastructure must play a large part in this serious problem.

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