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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

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Catherine E. Tong, Joanie Sims Gould and Heather A. McKay

. , & Stathokostas , L. ( 2014 ). Correlates of extended sitting time in older adults: An exploratory cross-sectional analysis of the Canadian Community Health Survey Healthy Aging Cycle . International Journal of Public Health, 59 ( 6 ), 983 – 991 . PubMed ID: 24474191 doi:10.1007/s00038-014-0540-3 10.1007/s

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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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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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Wonjae Choi and Seungwon Lee

.1080/01924788.2012.696235 10.1080/01924788.2012.696235 Ceria-Ulep , C.D. , Grove , J. , Chen , R. , Masaki , K.H. , Rodriguez , B.L. , Donlon , T.A. , . . . Curb , J.D. ( 2010 ). Physical aspects of healthy aging: Assessments of three measures of balance for studies in middle-aged and older adults . Current

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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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Miguel A. de la Cámara, Sara Higueras-Fresnillo, Verónica Cabanas-Sánchez, Kabir P. Sadarangani, David Martinez-Gomez and Óscar L. Veiga

influence healthy aging. 29 , 30 New monitoring systems for determining postural allocation (ie, sitting, reclining, lying, and standing) as the ActivPAL or the Intelligent Device for Energy Expenditure and Activity (IDEEA) could provide more precise estimates of SB, and they can be useful for validating

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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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Dan M. Cooper

proof of principle study . Appl Physiol Nutr Metab . 2012 ; 37 : 308 – 14 . PubMed ID: 22452609 doi:10.1139/h2012-003 10.1139/h2012-003 22452609 18. Briggs AM , Cross MJ , Hoy DG , et al . Musculoskeletal health conditions represent a global threat to healthy aging: a report for the 2015

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Madhura Phansikar and Sean P. Mullen

impact of active travel on cognitive aspects important for healthy aging, such as executive functioning, is less clear. Although studies have shown that walking is associated with better cognitive functioning among older adults, these studies have focused on walking as a form of LTPA ( Abbott et