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Hsin-Yen Yen and Hsuan Hsu

( Gallè et al., 2017 ). A healthy lifestyle can help older adults preserve their abilities and functionality for healthy aging, especially in terms of healthy eating and active living (HEAL; Cheadle et al., 2018 ). HEAL is a beneficial strategy for preventing NCDs, prolonging older adults’ life

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Cassandra J. de Lacy-Vawdon, Ruth Klein, Joanna Schwarzman, Genevieve Nolan, Renee de Silva, David Menzies and Ben J. Smith

In response to the aging global population, the World Health Organization (WHO) is developing a Global Strategy and Action Plan on Aging and Health ( World Health Organization, 2015 ). Healthy aging has recently been re-framed to emphasize the capacity of individuals and the interactions between

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Helen M. Binkley and Lauren E. Rudd

encouraging exercise as an approach to combat these undesirable changes. Professional organizations have established guidelines and recommendations for health across the life span. The National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council’s report on Healthy Aging in Action 20 recommends 3 focus

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Rajni Rai, Michelle I. Jongenelis, Ben Jackson, Robert U. Newton and Simone Pettigrew

Populations are aging rapidly throughout the world ( United Nations, 2017 ). As a result, the prevalence of age-associated morbidity and disability is increasing, presenting a challenge to national infrastructures and healthcare systems ( Goldman et al., 2013 ). Accordingly, promoting healthy aging

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Anne Sofie B. Malling, Bo M. Morberg, Lene Wermuth, Ole Gredal, Per Bech and Bente R. Jensen

depends on the task complexity and changes with both healthy aging and PD ( Maidan et al., 2016 ; Seidler et al., 2010 ). A recent functional magnetic resonance imaging study indicated a reorganization of the cortical activity during complex finger tapping in PD compared to healthy peers. The authors

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Diana Castaneda-Gameros, Sabi Redwood and Janice L. Thompson

focusing on reducing a sedentary lifestyle by increasing LPA has been suggested as a more effective way of promoting healthy aging, instead of focusing on achieving aerobic fitness among the more sedentary and frailer older adults ( Buman et al., 2010 ; Paterson, Jones, & Rice, 2007 ). Nonetheless

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Nicolas Robin, Lucette Toussaint, Stéphane Sinnapah, Olivier Hue and Guillaume R. Coudevylle

studies have reviewed the beneficial effects of mindfulness on healthy aging, particularly with regard to attention, inflammation, and physical and emotional well-being ( Foutain-Zaragoza & Prakash, 2017 ; Geiger et al., 2016 ). In addition to the beneficial effects noted in earlier studies, the results

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Amanda Zaleski, Beth Taylor, Braden Armstrong, Michael Puglisi, Priscilla Clarkson, Stuart Chipkin, Charles Michael White, Paul D. Thompson and Linda S. Pescatello

effort angina, but without stenosis ( Babur Guler et al., 2016 ). In a cross-sectional analysis, 50 women with cardiac syndrome X had lower 25(OH)D levels (9.8 ± 7.3 ng/ml) compared to healthy, age-matched controls (18.1 ± 7.9 ng/ml; p  < .001). Peak SBP to a GEST using the Bruce protocol was higher in

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Timothy A. Kulpa, Jamie Mansell, Anne Russ and Ryan Tierney

sustained on treadmill testing once per day, 5–6 days per week, until symptoms were no longer exacerbated upon exercise. 12 subjects (4 male, 8 female; ages 17–52). Three groups: (a) PCS controlled exercise (n = 4); (b) PCS placebo stretching (n = 4); (c) healthy age/gender-matched control group (n = 4

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Samuel R. Nyman

, including the promotion of active and healthy aging ( Annear et al., 2014 ; WHO, 2002 , 2010 ), and for communities and societies be more inclusive and “dementia friendly” ( Department of Health, 2012 ; WHO, 2012 ). For example, environments designed to encourage people to be more physically active via