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Abby Haynes, Catherine Sherrington, Geraldine Wallbank, David Lester, Allison Tong, Dafna Merom, Chris Rissel and Anne Tiedemann

, 2018 ; Koster et al., 2018 ; Stathi, Fox, & McKenna, 2002 ). Healthier aging has widespread social and economic benefits, contributing to lower health costs and higher rates of participation in the workforce, volunteering, and caring for family members ( Age UK, 2011 ; Batchelor et al., 2016

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Bora Jin and Idethia Shevon Harvey

pride in their aging. These older adults have considered themselves good examples of healthy aging and appearing younger than their chronological age. Similarly, Greenlees et al.’s ( 2011 ) study revealed that older extreme exercisers were perceived more positively than nonexercisers in terms of bravery

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Mika R. Moran, Perla Werner, Israel Doron, Neta HaGani, Yael Benvenisti, Abby C. King, Sandra J. Winter, Jylana L. Sheats, Randi Garber, Hadas Motro and Shlomit Ergon

). This initiative is part of an ongoing international project named “our voice”, coordinated by the Stanford Healthy Aging Research and Technology Solutions Laboratory at Stanford University School of Medicine ( King et al., 2016 ). One of the goals of these initiatives, among others, was to examine the

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Rachel Cholerton, Jeff Breckon, Joanne Butt and Helen Quirk

& Pedersen, 2018 ). In addition, this inactivity gap also increases from early adult life up until approximately 85 years old, showing the largest differences in a population which is 10 years poststatutory retirement age ( Farrell, Hollingsworth, Propper, & Shields, 2014 ). Healthy aging has been defined as

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Thomas A. Perks

research shows early exposure to physical activity plays a significant role in ensuring ongoing engagement in physical activity later in life. 40 These same cultural changes in how physical activity is understood and the awareness of its importance for healthy aging may also help account for the more

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Iréné Lopez-Fontana, Carole Castanier, Christine Le Scanff and Alexandra Perrot

As pointed out by the maxim “everyone is older than yesterday, but younger than tomorrow”, aging does not describe a state but a process from the birth of an individual to the end of his life ( Ska & Joanette, 2006 ). Observations in studies show that healthy aging leads to age-related cognitive

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Werner F. Helsen, Nikola Medic, Janet L. Starkes and Andrew M. Williams

constituent year effect impacts participation and performance in middle- and older-aged athletes is currently unknown. Such knowledge is crucial if we are to encourage extended participation in sport to promote successful and healthy aging through sport ( Geard, Rebar, Reaburn, & Dionigi, 2018 ; McKendry

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Mark Ward, Sarah Gibney, David O’Callaghan and Sinead Shannon

physical environments for healthy aging, including enabling and sustaining physical activity. This conceptual framework has also informed recent public policy regarding population aging in Ireland, with both the National Positive Ageing Strategy ( Department of Health & Department of Transport, Tourism and

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Andreas Heissel, Anou Pietrek, Michael A. Rapp, Stephan Heinzel and Geoffrey Williams

Healthy aging plays an important role in times of demographic change, with increasing rates of older people and falling birth rates in western societies. Empirical work demonstrates that regular exercise training can improve physical health (e.g., by decreasing fall rates ( El-Khoury, Cassou

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Susan Paudel, Alice J. Owen, Stephane Heritier and Ben J. Smith

leisure-time and transport-related domains. 2 , 3 It plays a vital role in healthy aging and forms an essential component of rehabilitation and recovery programs. 4 Despite all these benefits, physical inactivity is emerging as a global pandemic, and 1 in 4 adults worldwide do not meet the World Health