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Andrea L. Hergenroeder, Bethany Barone Gibbs, Mary P. Kotlarczyk, Subashan Perera, Robert J. Kowalsky and Jennifer S. Brach

Physical activity is an essential part of healthy aging given the widespread, well-documented benefits for older adults ( DiPietro, 2001 ). Despite this, older adults are the least likely group to achieve physical activity recommendations and spend the most time in sedentary behavior ( Seguin et

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Ellen Freiberger, Elisabeth Rydwik, Astrid Chorus, Erwin Tak, Christophe Delecluse, Federico Schena, Nina Waaler, Bob Laventure and Nico van Meeteren

be addressed. Challenge: Heterogeneity in Aging As is currently known, healthy aging, including active aging, is a privilege in most industrialized countries. Hopefully, the opportunity to be physically active and healthy will be available for an increasing number of people. It is also well known

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John D. McCamley, Eric L. Cutler, Kendra K. Schmid, Shane R. Wurdeman, Jason M. Johanning, Iraklis I. Pipinos and Sara A. Myers

knee and hip. Peak power differences were observed for ankle power generation in late stance, knee power absorption and generation during early stance, and knee power absorption during late stance. Table 1 Univariate Comparison Between Patients With PAD and Healthy Age-Matched Controls Control PAD t

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Sofia W. Manta, Paula F. Sandreschi, Thiago S. Matias, Camila Tomicki and Tânia R.B. Benedetti

for Healthy Aging (TSHA) . PLoS ONE, 11 , 1 – 9 . de Oliveira , A. , Cocate , P.G. , Hermsdorff , H.H.M. , Bressan , J. , de Silva , M.F. , Rodrigues , J.A. , & Natali , A.J. ( 2014 ). Waist circumference risk for metabolic syndrome in older adults measures: Cutoff analyses to

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Ziva M. Rosker, Jernej Rosker and Nejc Sarabon

, osteoporosis, spondylolisthesis, and any deformity of lower extremities. In the control group, healthy age- and gender-matched participants with no locomotor system injury or illness in the last year were included. The exclusion criteria were identical to the ones for the experimental group. Measurement

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Manon L. Dontje, Calum F. Leask, Juliet Harvey, Dawn A. Skelton and Sebastien F.M. Chastin

promote healthy aging and well-being ( Australian Government, Department of Health, 2014 ; Department of Health, 2011 ; Department of Health, Physical Activity, Health Improvement and Protection, 2011 ). In order to develop effective interventions, it is crucial to identify when, why, and how older

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A. Stefanie Mikolaizak, Jochen Klenk, Dietrich Rothenbacher, Michael D. Denkinger, Kilian Rapp and for the ActiFE Study Group

most time out-of-home, albeit with low PA, was social contacts. However, social contacts may positively affect other components of healthy aging, such as quality of life and mood disorders ( Newsom & Schulz, 1996 ).The highest PA levels were observed in participants who undertook recreational sport. A

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Gohei Kato, Tomoyuki Arai, Yasuhiro Morita and Hiroaki Fujita

Japan, 2018 ). As a strategy for dealing with the rapidly aging population and aimed at achieving healthy aging, a public health framework ( Beard et al., 2016 ) has become vital. As a means of enhancing the health of older adults, the facilitation of their participation in activities, particularly

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Matthieu P. Boisgontier, Dan Orsholits, Martina von Arx, Stefan Sieber, Matthew W. Miller, Delphine Courvoisier, Maura D. Iversen, Stéphane Cullati and Boris Cheval

improving health. To address this point, we investigated whether protective factors could attenuate the relations linking adverse childhood experiences, depressive symptoms, and functional dependence. We focused on physical activity, a low-cost and safe factor shown to benefit healthy aging. 19 Physical

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Shani Batcir and Itshak Melzer

direction and ability to step quickly, which may be effective in reducing fall risks. The results suggest that adoption of active lifestyle could be an effective approach to contributing to healthy aging in older adults. A randomized controlled trial to investigate effects of a bicycling training program on