Health-related factors correlate with behavior trends in physical activity level in old age: longitudinal results from a population in SÃ£o Paulo, Brazil
- Population Reach and Recruitment Bias in a Maintenance RCT in Physically Active Older Adults. Martinson, Brian C.; Crain, A. Lauren; Sherwood, Nancy E.; Hayes, Marcia G.; Pronk, Nicolaas P.; O’Connor, Patrick J. // Journal of Physical Activity & Health;Jan2010, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p127
Objective: To assess the representativeness of older adults recruited to a physical activity maintenance RCT by conducting sequential comparisons to characterize study sample composition changes occurring between sampling frame construction and study enrollment. Method: Study subjects (N = 1049)...
- Time trends in leisure time physical activity and physical fitness in elderly people: 20 year followup of the Spanish population national health survey (1987-2006). // BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p799
The article presents a medical research conducted on estimating trends in leisure time physical activity and physical fitness between 1987-2006 in older Spanish people. It analyzes the data collected from the Spanish National Health Surveys conducted in 1987. It highlights the method used in the...
- Physical Inactivity During Leisure Time Among Older Adults-- Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2005. Kruger, Judy; Ham, Sandra A.; Sanker, Serena // Journal of Aging & Physical Activity;Jul2008, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p280
Background: Physical inactivity is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. This study provides prevalence estimates of inactivity by select characteristics among older adults. Methods: Respondents â‰¥50 years of age were selected from the 2005 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance...
- Physical activity has no age limit. // High Plains Journal;6/27/2011, Vol. 129 Issue 26, p6C
The article focuses on the importance of regular physical activity among older people to improve their overall physical fitness and maintain their physical and mental health status.
- Promoting Sustainable Community Change in Support of Older Adult Physical Activity: Evaluation Findings from the Southeast Seattle Senior Physical Activity Network (SESPAN). Cheadle, Allen; Egger, Ruth; LoGerfo, James; Schwartz, Sheryl; Harris, Jeffrey // Journal of Urban Health;Jan2010, Vol. 87 Issue 1, p67
Researchers have identified as effective and worthy of broader dissemination a variety of intervention strategies to promote physical activity among older adults. This paper reports results of a community-organizing approach to disseminating evidence-based interventions in a sustainable way: The...
- Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults. // Active Living;Jul2011, Vol. 20 Issue 4, pN7
The article offers information on the newly revised Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults which can aid to educate seniors and offers guidelines for physical activity to attain health benefits and enhance functional abilities.
- Tips for seniors and caregivers. // Fairfield County Business Journal;5/24/2004, Vol. 43 Issue 21, pS41
Discusses several tips for senior citizens on how to preserve a positive health status. Suggestion to stay hydrated, remain indoors and be comfortable during the summer months; Recommendation to get involved with exercise programs; Importance of reviewing medicine contents.
- Physical activity in midlife means improved function in later years. Ryan, Patricia // Research Review (International Council on Active Aging);Feb2013, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p2
The article discusses research on the benefits of physical activity in midlife to functional performance in later years, published in the February 2013 issue of the "Journal of the American Geriatrics Society."
- Greenspace to facilitate the positive physical activity and mental health outcomes of older adults in Canada. Gavarkovs, Adam // Western Undergraduate Research Journal: Health & Natural Science;2015, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p1
The article presents a brief note on the role of greenspace in facilitating the positive physical and mental health outcomes of older adults in Canada, citing the inadequacy of the provincial legislative mechanism for allowing municipalities to create parkland.