Using unparalleled access to retirees at Leon Medical Centers throughout South Florida, FIU researchers will focus on finding new ways to help seniors increase their quality of life, mobility and independence. Their first study is on the physical and psychological impact of regular exercise and wellness on men and women 65 years and older. They’ll look to see if a new daily regimen of workouts, healthy snacks and increased social interaction — available through Leon’s Healthy Living Centers — lowers blood pressure and the need for certain medications.

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