Physical Activity/Rehabilitation

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Physical activity reduced immobility, disability risks in older adults

September 11, 2017

Forty-eight minutes of moderate exercise per week was associated with improvements in physical function and a decrease in the risk for immobility in older, sedentary adults, according to researchers at Tufts University.

In a study published in PLOS ONE, researchers reported that varying levels of exercise for adults aged 70 years to 89 years resulted in improvements to all participants. However, those who received more exercise saw greater changes. The study is part of the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) study.

In the Journals

Higher purpose in life impacts physical functioning in older adults

August 16, 2017
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Group exercise program improves mobility in older adults

August 14, 2017
A group exercise program that incorporated timing and coordination exercises was more effective than a usual care exercise program at improving mobility in…
Meeting News

Higher intensity physical activity reduces likelihood of fatigue in healthy older adults

May 26, 2017
Physical activity interventions that emphasize vigorous exercise may help high-functioning older adults maintain low fatigability, according to data presented at the…
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Instrument Development

Measuring Social Isolation in the National Health and Aging Trends Study

Research in Gerontological Nursing
Online Advanced Release, October 6, 2017
The objectives of the current study were to describe the development of a social isolation measure based on Berkman and…
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Meeting News Coverage

VIDEO: IBD specialist recaps presentation on caring for elderly IBD patients

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