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Jennifer L. Copeland

contact among older adults, and social relationships are important predictors of a variety of health outcomes ( Pavela, 2015 ). Thus, functional outcomes are of particular importance to an older population. In a recent review we identified a clear association between sedentary time and physical function

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Geoffrey M. Hudson and Kyle Sprow

maintaining proper health and physical function even during a pandemic. Maintaining proper physical conditioning can improve immune function and potentially protect a person from serious complications related to respiratory infections. Given the high transmissibility of the SARS-CoV-2, however, one must

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Debra J. Rose

associations have been found between time spent in sedentary behavior and physical function (e.g., reduced muscle strength, lower cardiorespiratory fitness, and cognitive decline) in older adults. Despite these documented associations, Copeland questions whether all sedentary behavior is detrimental to the

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Kim Gammage, Rachel Arnold, Nicole Bolter, Angela Coppola, Thomas Curran, Lori Dithurbide, Karl Erickson, Larkin Lamarche, Sean Locke, Luc Martin and Kathleen Wilson

’s functionality but also engaged in self-criticism. To negotiate these perceptions, the women placed less emphasis on appearance and focused on health and physical functioning. There was, however, evidence that they made efforts to manage their appearance in many ways, such as by styling their hair, using

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Özlem Feyzioğlu, Özgul Öztürk, Bilsen Sirmen and Selim Muğrabi

, we used the short form-36 that is comprised of 8 subscales; physical functioning, role physical, bodily pain, general health, vitality, social functioning, role emotional, and mental health. The scoring system is complicated and the scores range between 0 and 100, with higher scores indicating better

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Sheri J. Hartman, Catherine R. Marinac, Lisa Cadmus-Bertram, Jacqueline Kerr, Loki Natarajan, Suneeta Godbole, Ruth E. Patterson, Brittany Morey and Dorothy D. Sears

. Sardinha LB , Santos DA , Silva AM , Baptista F , Owen N . Breaking-up sedentary time is associated with physical function in older adults . J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 ; 70 ( 1 ): 119 – 124 . PubMed doi:10.1093/gerona/glu193 10.1093/gerona/glu193 25324221 14. Davis MG , Fox

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Hitoshi Koda, Yoshihiro Kai, Shin Murata, Hironori Osugi, Kunihiko Anami, Takahiko Fukumoto and Hidetaka Imagita

and power asymmetry assessment in healthy and mobility-limited populations: Reliability and association with physical functioning . Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 22 ( 4 ), 324 – 329 . PubMed ID: 19940556 doi:10.3275/6676 10.1007/BF03337729 Chou , S.W. , Cheng , H.Y. , Chen , J

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Arzu Erden and Murat Emirzeoğlu

and on the common benefits that the sport provides to individuals in terms of physical functioning and general health. In a study conducted on adolescent individuals, it was reported that athletes achieved better results in terms of physical function, general health, social functioning, mental health

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Maria Kosma, David Buchanan and Jan Hondzinski

Physical activity has numerous benefits for people who are 65 years old and over ( Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, 2016 ). Noteworthy benefits include falls prevention, increased physical functioning in activities of daily living, decreased anxiety and depression, and

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Deborah Hebling Spinoso, Nise Ribeiro Marques, Dain Patrick LaRoche, Camilla Zamfollini Hallal, Aline Harumi Karuka, Fernanda Cristina Milanezi and Mauro Gonçalves

/kg unilaterally) was able to discriminate between older adults having difficulty in these activities and those who did not. Similarly, Cress and Meyer ( 2003 ) measured strength using maximal isokinetic knee extension (60 deg/s) and assessed physical function of older adults using the Continuous-Scale Physical