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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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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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Dana M. Otzel, Chris J. Hass, Erik A. Wikstrom, Mark D. Bishop, Paul A. Borsa and Mark D. Tillman

vibration. Methods A total of 10 recreationally active individuals with CAI (18–35 y) and 10 healthy age-matched controls participated (Table  1 ). A power analysis, based on postural control improvements following WBV 26 indicated that a total sample of 20 participants, 10 in each group, was needed to

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K. Dillon and Harry Prapavessis

and a modifiable risk factor for healthy aging ( Dogra & Stathokostas, 2012 ; Owen, Healy, Matthews, & Dunstan, 2010 ). SB is a distinct behavior, separate from merely being physically inactive, and is defined as any waking behavior characterized by an energy expenditure of less than or equal to 1

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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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Theresa E. Gildner, J. Josh Snodgrass, Clare Evans and Paul Kowal

well-being, but these data are crucial in the design of more effective healthy aging programs. The promotion of successful aging is particularly important in LMICs, which are expected to support 80% of adults aged 60+ worldwide by the year 2050 ( Chatterji et al., 2015 ). Therefore, the primary object

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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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Claire R. Jenkin, Rochelle M. Eime, Hans Westerbeek and Jannique G.Z. van Uffelen

encourage healthy aging. The World Health Organization’s Global Strategy and Action Plan on Aging and Health 2016–2020 ( World Health Organization, 2016 ) argues that age friendly environments need to be developed to enable older adults to engage in a healthy lifestyle, which reflects the concept that

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Steve Amireault, John M. Baier and Jonathan R. Spencer

Physical activity is one of the most effective strategies to promote healthy aging. Regular engagement in physical activity is associated with reduced risk of falls and chronic diseases (e.g., cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, breast and colon cancers); heightened mitigation

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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