gero ch 19.docx - Gero Chapter 19 Normal activity patterns Activity is anything that requires the expenditure of energy Basic body functions such as

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Gero: Chapter 19 Normal activity patterns Activity is anything that requires the expenditure of energy. Basic body functions such as breathing, temperature control, and metabolism expend the least amount of energy. ADLs require a greater expenditure of energy. Running swimming, dancing, aerobics and other forms of active exercise require the greatest energy expenditure. Physical activity is necessary to maintain joint mobility and muscle tone. Aging may change the type and amount of participation in a variety of activities is the best way
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