Neighborhood built environment and physical activity of Japanese older adults: results from the Aichi Gerontological Evaluation Study (AGES)
- The Association of Natural Elements With Physical Activity Intensity During Trail Use by Older Adults. Price, Anna Elizabeth; Reed, Julian A.; Long, Savannah; Maslow, Andrea L.; Hooker, Steven P. // Journal of Physical Activity & Health;Jul2012, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p718
Background: Public health efforts to promote trail use among older adults could be an effective strategy for increasing physical activity among older adults. However, research is needed to better understand factors that influence older adults' use of trails. Purpose: To examine the association...
- The Effectiveness of a Walking Booster Program for Seniors. Jancey, Jonine M.; Lee, Andy H.; Howat, Peter A.; Burke, Linda; Leong, Choon C.; Shilton, Trevor // American Journal of Health Promotion;Jul/Aug2011, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p363
Purpose. To determine the effectiveness of a 3-month home-based booster program for seniors to increase walking. Design. A longitudinal prospective study. Setting. Perth, Western Australia. Subjects. Of the 177 (of 260) program participants and 236 (of 313) controls who initially completed the...
- How Many Steps Are Enough? Dose--Response Curves for Pedometer Steps and Multiple Health Markers in a Community-Based Sample of Older Australians. Ewald, Ben; Attia, John; McElduff, Patrick // Journal of Physical Activity & Health;Mar2014, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p509
Background: Although an overall public health target of 10,000 steps per day has been advocated, the dose-response relationship for each health benefit of physical activity may differ. Methods: A representative community sample of 2458 Australian residents aged 55-85 wore a pedometer for a week...
- ESTRATï¿½GIAS MULTIREFERENCIAIS NA GESTï¿½O DO DESPORTO ADAPTADO AO IDOSO. Mayara do Nascimento, Amanda; Valim-Rogatto, Priscila Carneiro; de Paula Figueiredo, Juliana; Tavares, Giselle Helena; Soares Palhares, Marcelo Fadori; Auriemo Christofoletti, Danielle Ferreira; Schwartz, Gisele Maria // Revista Intercontinental de Gestï¿½o Desportiva;2012, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p43
This qualitative study aimed at investigating the multireferencials strategies for adherence and maintenance in regular physical activity by elderly. The study consisted of exploratory research, developed based on participant observation technique, and had as categories for analysis: the...
- STAYING ACTIVE AFTER 65 MAY LOWER YOUR HEART ATTACK RISK. // Cleveland Clinic Men's Health Advisor;Jul2014, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p2
The article reports on a study published in the May 5, 2014 issue of the journal "Circulation," which suggests that older people who stay active after the age of 65 may improve their cardiac health and reduce the risk of heart attack.
- SENIORS ARE HEALTHIER WHEN ACTIVE, NOT SEDENTARY, DURING LEISURE TIME. // Mind, Mood & Memory;Jan2014, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p2
The article summarizes the findings of a paper published in the "British Journal of Sports Medicine," in October 2013, which found that older adults with high levels of non-exercise physical activity have a 30% lower risk for all-cause mortality than sedentary seniors.
- After 60, too much time spent sitting can result in disability. McKinney, Maureen Foertsch; Scobell, Beverley // Illinois Issues;Apr2014, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p15
The article offers brief information on a study by Northern Medicine, a school of medicine of the Northern University, Illinois, which analyses risk factor for disability, for older people separate from lack of moderate vigorous physical activity after the age of 60.
- Physical activity improves walking speed. // Research Review (International Council on Active Aging);2/9/2011, Vol. 11 Issue 5, p1
The article discusses a study published in the January 2011 issue of "Arthritis & Rheumatism" which found that physical activity influences walking speed.
- Activities and Mortality in the Elderly: The Leisure World Cohort Study. Paganini-Hill, Annlia; Kawas, Claudia H.; Corrada, María M. // Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical ;May2011, Vol. 66A Issue 5, p559
Background. Although physical activity has substantial health benefits and reduces mortality, few studies have examined its impact on survival beyond age 75. Methods. Using the population-based Leisure World Cohort Study, we explored the association of activity on all-cause mortality in older...