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Because of the expanding geriatric population, there is concern about the additional health care costs associated with disability in old age. Physical activity and healthy lifestyles can reduce the likelihood of disability and improve the quality and quantity of life for all Americans. The fact that disability rates have begun decreasing among the elderly is evidence that healthy lifestyles are having a positive benefit for many elderly individuals.
Source for graphic: U.S. Census Bureau