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Physical Activity Tracking Wristbands for Use in Research With Older Adults: An Overview and Recommendations

Alanna Weisberg, Alexandre Monte Campelo, Tanzeel Bhaidani, and Larry Katz

Over the past decades, researchers and health care professionals have issued a clarion call for increased physical activity (PA) for a growing and predominantly sedentary older adult population ( Statistics Canada, 2012 ; Tedesco, Barton, & O’Flynn, 2017 ; Vuori, 2018 ). The World Health

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Comprehensive Gait Analysis of Healthy Older Adults Who Have Undergone Long-Distance Walking

Mustafa M.O. Elhadi, Christina Z. Ma, Duo W.C. Wong, Anson H.P. Wan, and Winson C.C. Lee

Physical activity has positive effects on the health and well-being of older adults. Regular physical activity can protect against loss of functional ability ( Laukkanen, Kauppinen, & Heikkinen, 1998 ), improve balance and stability ( Melzer, Benjuya, & Kaplanski, 2003 ), increase aerobic strength

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An Examination of Exercise-Induced Feeling States and Their Association With Future Participation in Physical Activity Among Older Adults

Jennifer Brunet, Eva Guérin, and Nicolas Speranzini

Older adults are one of the fastest growing segments of the population in developed countries ( World Health Organization, 2015 ). Aging men and women are more susceptible to chronic (e.g., cardiovascular conditions, type 2 diabetes, cancer) and degenerative illnesses (e.g., osteoporosis

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Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Physical Function in Older Adults With Multiple Sclerosis

Katie L. Cederberg, Robert W. Motl, and Edward McAuley

and the United States of America) ( Minden, Frankel, Hadden, Srinath, & Perloff, 2004 ; Solaro et al., 2015 ), and is based on the increase in life expectancy of persons with MS ( Sanai et al., 2016 ) and the general aging of the entire population of adults worldwide. Older adults with MS undergo the

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Applying the Integrated Behavior Change Model to Understanding Physical Activity Among Older Adults: A Qualitative Study

Urska Arnautovska, Frances O’Callaghan, and Kyra Hamilton

significant benefits for older adults specifically. These benefits extend to physical health ( Williams, Eastwood, Tillin, Hughes, & Chaturvedi, 2014 ), including reducing the risk of age-related illness such as type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease ( Lee et al., 2012 ), as well as to mental health, such

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Validation of an Adapted Questionnaire for Outdoor Walking Among Older Adults: The CHAMPS-OUTDOORS

Olayinka Akinrolie, Sandra C. Webber, Nancy M. Salbach, and Ruth Barclay

Recently, outdoor walking has been advocated particularly for older adults due to the numerous benefits associated with walking in a natural environment. Outdoor walking has been shown to improve health and mental and social well-being ( Duvall, 2011 ; Simonsick, Guralnik, Volpato, Balfour

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Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Disease Among Older Adults: The Case of Race and Ethnicity

Kerstin Gerst Emerson and Jennifer Gay

; Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee, 2008 ). Yet older adults frequently engage in less MVPA relative to other age groups ( Troiano et al., 2008 ). However, they may engage in greater amounts of light intensity activity through household and gardening activities ( Cress et al., 2005

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Age Stratification and Sample Entropy Analysis Enhance the Limits of Stability Tests for Older Adults

Senia Smoot Reinert, Allison L. Kinney, Kurt Jackson, Wiebke Diestelkamp, and Kimberly Bigelow

, 4 – 6 , 11 , 12 While the Limits of Stability test has shown differences in performance between various clinical populations and between young and older adults, little is known about its ability to characterize differences between subgroups of older adults. As other fields of study commonly

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Experiences Influencing Walking Football Initiation in 55- to 75-Year-Old Adults: A Qualitative Study

Rachel Cholerton, Jeff Breckon, Joanne Butt, and Helen Quirk

“the process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables well-being in older age” ( World Health Organization, 2015 ). By investigating the influencing physical, mental, and socioeconomic factors on behaviors of active older adults, further understanding can be achieved regarding

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Melatonin Affects Postural Control in Community-Dwelling Older Adults While Dual Tasking: A Randomized Observation Study

Ming Fung Godfrey Lui, Hung Kay Daniel Chow, Wai Ming Kenny Wong, and Wai Nam William Tsang

The high prevalence (32.9%) of sleep disorders among older adults ( Liu & Liu, 2005 ) may be associated with impaired secretion of melatonin by the pineal gland ( Garfinkel, Laudon, Nof, & Zisapel, 1995 ). Melatonin’s main function is to coordinate circadian rhythms. Although other dietary