McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Get Your Grandparents Moving!

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This video highlights the importance of exercise among the elderly population. Using scientific evidence, it explains the risks of a sedentary lifestyle and the health benefits of an active one.

— Video by Stanley Wong, Karan Talwar, Cara McDiarmid, Tara Regmi and Jessica Gualteri

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