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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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Cátia Paixão, Ana Tavares and Alda Marques

). Lower-extremity function in cognitively healthy aging, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease . Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 91 ( 4 ), 584 – 588 . PubMed ID: 20382291 doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2009.11.020 Enright , P.L. , Kronmal , R.A. , Manolio , T.A. , Schenker

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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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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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Pedro Lopez, Mikel Izquierdo, Regis Radaelli, Graciele Sbruzzi, Rafael Grazioli, Ronei Silveira Pinto and Eduardo Lusa Cadore

Initiative on Frailty and Aging, 2003 ), which places frail individuals at greater risk of disability, hospitalization, morbidity, and death. Recently, a World Health Organization framework on healthy aging ( Beard et al., 2016 ) suggested that intrinsic capacity is a more affordable concept to assess

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Paige M. Watkins, Elissa Burton and Anne-Marie Hill

that participating in exercise which meets the recommended guidelines for older community-dwelling adults, which includes muscle strengthening activities at least 2 days a week, has positive effects on physical function and supports healthy aging ( Department of Health, 2011 ; Haff & Triplett, 2016

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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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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