• 19-year-olds as sedentary as 60-year-olds, study suggests

    4 monthes ago - By ScienceDaily

    Physical activity among children and teens is lower than previously thought, and, in another surprise finding, young adults after the age of 20 show the only increases in activity over the lifespan.
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  • Daily Life Physical Activity Modulates the Effects of an Exercise Program on Lower-Extremity Physical Function in Japanese Older Adults

    Daily Life Physical Activity Modulates the Effects of an Exercise Program on Lower-Extremity Physical Function in Japanese Older Adults

    4 monthes ago - By LWW

    Background and Purpose: Decreasing daily life physical activity outside an exercise program might hinder the benefit of that program on lower-extremity physical function in older adults. The purpose of this study was to investigate how daily life PA modulates the effects of an exercise program on LEPF.
    Methods: The participants were 46 community-dwelling older adults in Kasama City, a rural area in Japan. All participated in a fall-prevention program called square-stepping exercise once a week for 11 weeks. We evaluated their daily life PA outside the exercise program with pedometers and...
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  • Physical Functioning After 1, 3, and 5 Years of Exercise Among People With Parkinson's Disease: A Longitudinal Observational Study

    Physical Functioning After 1, 3, and 5 Years of Exercise Among People With Parkinson's Disease: A Longitudinal Observational Study

    4 monthes ago - By LWW

    Background and Purpose: Regular physical activity is thought to be crucial to maintaining optimal physical function in people with Parkinson's disease , and it may have neuroprotective effects. As with many medical treatments, exercise is most effective when performed consistently over a period of years. The primary aim of this study was to examine multiyear adherence to a community-based group exercise program for PWP. A secondary aim was to document how physical functioning progressed after 1, 3, and 5 years for participants who consistently attended a community-based, group, exercise...
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