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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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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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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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Maria-Christina Kosteli, Jennifer Cumming and Sarah E. Williams

healthy aging. However, it is important to first understand the key determinants of PA behavior in this population, and how techniques that can increase PA relate to the different determinants. One of the most popular theories used to explain PA behavior in middle-aged and older adults is social 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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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

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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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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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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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Liam D. Harper, Adam Field, Liam D. Corr and Robert J. Naughton

.1123/ijspp.6.3.311 10.1123/ijspp.6.3.311 Cartee , G.D. , Hepple , R.T. , Bamman , M.M. , & Zierath , J.R. ( 2016 ). Exercise promotes healthy aging of skeletal muscle . Cell Metabolism, 23 ( 6 ), 1034 – 1047 . PubMed ID: 27304505 doi:10.1016/j.cmet.2016.05.007 10.1016/j.cmet.2016