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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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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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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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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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Aubrey Newland, Rich Gitelson and W. Eric Legg

reduction in the risk of falls leading to hip or vertebral fractures ( Sherrington et al., 2019 ). The question is no longer whether physical activity is an important factor in healthy aging, but what can be done to encourage and to keep older adults to maintain physical active lifestyles. Extensive

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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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Breanne S. Baker, Kelsey J. Weitzel, Lisa A. Royse, Kristin Miller, Trent M. Guess, Stephen D. Ball and Dana L. Duren

upper and lower body flexibility, may indirectly mitigate fall risk in older adults. The interrelatedness of PA and sleep quality and their concomitant associations with healthy aging and reduced fall risk makes each of these key targets for intervention outcomes ( Freburger, Callahan, Shreffler

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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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Bruno de Souza Moreira, Amanda Cristina de Souza Andrade, Luciana de Souza Braga, Alessandra de Carvalho Bastone, Juliana Lustosa Torres, Maria Fernanda Furtado Lima-Costa and Waleska Teixeira Caiaffa

population ( Peixoto et al., 2018 ). In other words, regular participation in physical activity is crucial for active and healthy aging. Of all types of physical activity, walking is the exercise of choice among older adults because it is practical, accessible, inexpensive, and does not require special

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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