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  2. Environmental Facilitators and Physical Activity of Older Adults
    2017 - Finland

    High walkability of the living environment provides opportunities for physical activity in old age. 

  3. Physical activity and Disability in Older Adults
    2017 - USA

    A structured physical activity intervention reduces reported severe mobility disability and difficulty on mobility tasks in older adults with functional limitations.

  4. Physical Activity Slows Biological Aging
    2017 - USA

    A low amount of physical activity appeared to create a biological age gap of eight years between those women who exercised and those that did not.

  5. Heart Failure Risk Reduced in Older Adults with Moderate Physical Activity
    2015 - USA

    In older adults, the risk of heart failure can be cut in half by adherence to key protective lifestyle factors, including modest physical activity, in addition to not smoking and a healthy weight.

  6. A Chapter a Day: Reading and Longevity
    2016 - USA

    Researchers found that avid readers lived on average almost two years longer than those who did not read. 

  7. Physical Activity and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke in Older Adults
    2015 - USA

    Even late in life, moderate physical activity such as walking and gardening is linked to lower incidence of heart attacks and stroke. 

  8. Fitness-related Brain Activation is Associated with Better Cognitive Performance in Older Adults
    2015 - USA

    An active lifestyle that supports cardiorespiratory fitness may be an effective and accessible way to combat the negative aspects of the cognitive aging proces. 

  9. Risk and Protective Factors for Cognitive Impairment in Persons Aged 85 Years and Older
    2015 - USA

    The risk of incipient dementia was reduced for participants who reported engagement in artistic, craft, and social activities in both midlife and late life, and in the use of a computer in late...

  10. Physical Activity, Motor Function, and Brain Damage in Healthy Older Adults
    2015 - USA

    Older people who are physically active could be protecting themselves from the effects of brain damage on motor function.

  11. Physical Activity and All-cause, Cardiovascular, and Cancer Mortality among Older Adults
    2015 - Asia

    Physical activity has an inverse association with all-cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality among older adults. 

  12. Exercise programs for people with dementia
    2013 - England

    There is promising evidence that exercise programs can have a significant impact in improving ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) in older people with dementia.

  13. Two Pilot Studies of the Effect of Bicycling on Balance and Leg Strength among Older Adults
    2013 - Australia

    Cycling by healthy older adults is associated with significant improvements in measures of decision time, response time, and balance.

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