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Below are abstracts from the 7th World Congress on Aging and Physical Activity. The theme for 2008’s event was "Active Aging: Focus on Longevity and Physical Activity." These abstracts were published in the July 2008 supplement of the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity.

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Acupuncture Combined With an Exercise Program Increases Daily Steps in Older People with Musculoskeletal Problems: A Preliminary Study

The purpose of this study was to determine whether acupuncture combined with exercise would increase the level of PA assessed by the number of daily steps and improve functional performance in elderly people with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee or chronic low back pain (CLBP). read more

Relationship Between Peak Torque of the Ankle Plantar Flexors During Gait and Falls in Community-Dwelling Middle-Aged and Elderly

The purpose of this study was to describe the relationship between peak torque of ankle plantar flexors during gait and falls in the community-dwelling middle-aged and elderly. read more

Autonomic Nervous System Activity and Aging in Mental Disorders

The present study was designed to examine whether heart rate variability, which is considered an indicator of autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity, is altered with aging in subjects with mental disorders. read more

Masters Sport: The Inside Story

This is an introduction to a symposium that includes information about the growth of Masters sport worldwide and considers the challenges associated with participating in sport in the later years. read more

Innovative Physical Activity Programs: The Implementation Challenge

This is an introduction to a symposium in which researchers explain why it is important to carry out research in the area of effective and innovative PA programs and methods for the elderly. read more

Age, Physical Activity, and Psychological Well-Being

This is an introduction to a symposium that brought together 5 international scholars with unique interests on the topic of age, physical activity, and psychological well-being. read more

Social Strategies for Promoting Masters Sports

This is an introduction to a symposium in which leading academic researchers on older adults engaged in competitive sports and organizers of masters sporting events discuss the potential of masters sports and talk about academic and practical issues in order to further promote masters sports. read more

Effects of Square-Stepping Exercise on Health-Related Physical Fitness in Middle-Aged Japanese Women

The objective of this study was to investigate whether regular SSE could affect health-related physical fitness in middle-aged Japanese women. read more

Interactive Effects of the Intensity and Volume of Habitual Physical Activity on Health-Related QOL in Older Adults: The Nakanojo Study

The purposes of the current study were 1) to examine relationships between one objective measure of the quantity of habitual physical activity (the daily step count) and an assessment of its intensity (the daily duration of activity >3 metabolic equivalents [METs]) and 2) to explore interactive associations between the intensity and volume of habitual physical activity and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in healthy free-living older adults. read more

Activity-Specific Cautiousness and Balance Performance in Older Adults in Relation to Fear of Falling

The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is an association between activity-specific cautiousness and balance performance and how the association could be affected by fear of falling. read more
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