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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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Mary O. Whipple, Erica N. Schorr, Kristine M.C. Talley, Ruth Lindquist, Ulf G. Bronas and Diane Treat-Jacobson

& Science in Sports & Exercise, 46 ( 2 ), 219 – 224 . PubMed ID: 23860416 doi:10.1249/MSS.0b013e3182a44164 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3182a44164 Lowsky , D.J. , Olshansky , S.J. , Bhattacharya , J. , & Goldman , D.P. ( 2014 ). Heterogeneity in healthy aging . The Journals of Gerontology, Series A