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Steve Amireault, John M. Baier, and Jonathan R. Spencer

participation among older adults is both relevant and timely. To this end, preferences for physical activity should be integrated across all key behavioral or exercise program components. This study reviews the preferences for physical activity in adults aged 65 years and older. The term “preferences for

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Francisco Alvarez-Barbosa, Jesús del Pozo-Cruz, Borja del Pozo-Cruz, Antonio García-Hermoso, and Rosa María Alfonso-Rosa

factors among older adults ( Pollock et al., 2012 ; Zhang et al., 2014 ), the absence of a common protocol intervention makes the judgment of its effectiveness difficult ( Rogan et al., 2015 ). Despite a previous systematic review of the effects of WBV on fall risk factors in older people living in the

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Jiying Ling, Lorraine B. Robbins, Fujun Wen, and Wei Peng

Comprehensive evaluation of prior interventions designed to increase preschoolers’ physical activity is lacking. This systematic review aimed to examine the effect of interventions on objectively measured physical activity in children aged 2–5 years. We followed the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses statement. In May 2014, we searched PubMed, CINAHL, PsycINFO, ERIC, SPORTDiscus, Cochrane, and Embase. Two reviewers independently identified and appraised the studies. Twenty-four articles describing 23 independent studies and 20 unique interventions met inclusion criteria. Of the 8 interventions resulting in a significant effect in objectively measured physical activity, all were center-based and included a structured physical activity component, 6 included multiple components, 5 integrated theories or models, and 4 actively involved parents. Seven of the 8 were randomized controlled trials. Due to the heterogeneity of the study designs, physical activity measures, and interventions, drawing definitive conclusions was difficult. Although the overall intervention effect was less than optimal, the review indicated that theory-driven, multicomponent interventions including a structured physical activity component and targeting both parents and their children may be a promising approach for increasing preschoolers’ physical activity and warrant continued investigation using rigorous designs to identify those that are most effective.

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Sergio J. Ibáñez, Javier García-Rubio, Antonio Antúnez, and Sebastián Feu

formats. To keep current across scientific fields and research topics, researchers carry out theoretical projects in which they report progress made in a specific area. These theoretical investigations can take three possible forms ( Ato, López-García, & Benavente, 2013 ): (a) Narrative reviews – a

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Juliet A. Harvey, Sebastien F.M. Chastin, and Dawn A. Skelton


Sedentary behavior (SB), defined as sitting (nonexercising), reclining, and lying down (posture), or by low energy expenditure, is a public health risk independent to physical activity. The objective of this systematic literature review was to synthesize the available evidence on amount of SB reported by and measured in older adults.

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Studies published between 1981 and 2014 were identified from electronic databases and manual searching. Large-scale population studies/surveys reporting the amount of SB (objective/subjective) in older adults aged ≥ 60 years of age were included. Appraisal and synthesis was completed using MOOSE guidelines.


349,698 adults aged ≥ 60 within 22 studies (10 countries and 1 EU-wide) were included. Objective measurement of SB shows that older adults spend an average of 9.4 hr a day sedentary, equating to 65–80% of their waking day. Self-report of SB is lower, with average weighted self-reports being 5.3 hr daily. Within specific domains of SB, older adults report 3.3 hr in leisure sitting time and 3.3 hr watching TV. There is an association with more time spent in SB as age advances and a trend for older men to spend more time in SB than women.


Time spent sedentary ranges from 5.3–9.4 hr per waking day in older adults. With recent studies suggesting a link between SB, health, and well-being, independent of physical activity, this is an area important for successful aging.


Different methodologies of measurement and different reporting methods of SB made synthesis difficult. Estimated SB time from self-report is half of that measured objectively; suggesting that most self-report surveys of SB will vastly underestimate the actual time spent in SB.

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Julian North, Bettina Callary, Kristen Dieffenbach, Larissa Galatti, Sergio Lara-Bercial, Christine Nash, and Donna O’Connor

Trudel ( 2004 ) suggested that there were around 600 articles published between 1970 and 2001, with an increasing annual rate of publication. Review work by Rangeon, Gilbert, and Bruner ( 2012 ) suggested that around 70 research articles within the coaching discipline are published every year. In the

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Risto Marttinen, Dillon Landi, Dario Novak, and Stephen Silverman

literature review. A literature review synthesizes published research on a topic of study. A systematic analysis, on the other hand, codes and categorizes characteristics of research articles (e.g., research focus, country of origin, methods) to examine trends ( Byrne, 2017 ). Silverman and Skonie ( 1997

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Kelley Strohacker and Cory T. Beaumont

-change theories and toward periodization can both be categorized across four themes: questioning theoretical and conceptual origins, gaps in the psychological domain, predictive power, and necessity of intensive longitudinal data. The purpose of this review is to synthesize these criticisms in more detail. In

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Samuel R. Nyman

) and the National Health Service (NHS), particularly for inactive older adults ( NHS Choices, 2018 ). However, there remains a controversy with regard to the health benefits of Tai Chi and, in particular, its effectiveness in preventing falls among older adults. This narrative review aims to critically

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

participated in organized PA in the past 12 months ( Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2015 ). The barriers and facilitators of PA participation by older people have been studied extensively. A systematic review of 132 qualitative studies investigating older people’s perspectives on PA identified six critical