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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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Practice Improves Motor Performance of Patients With Alzheimer’s Disease or Mild Cognitive Impairment

This study documented the role of motor learning and practice on motor performance for AD patients and seniors with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Furthermore, it was designed to determine whether the abilities to “preplan” motor responses is critical in producing fast, consistent, and smooth movements for AD and MCI patients. read more

Aerobic Fitness and Muscle Strength Are Associated With Lower Central Adiposity Independent of BMI in Japanese Middle-Aged Men

The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that, for a given BMI, Japanese middle-aged men with high aerobic fitness and muscle strength have a lower degree of central adiposity in comparison with men with low aerobic fitness and/or muscle strength. read more

A Fundamental Study of Urine Lactate Excretion Focusing on Circadian Change

In this study, we investigated the change in urine lactate during a day under the circumstance where baseline blood lactate was kept at the resting level. read more

Relations Between Walking Speed and Body Composition in Middle-Aged and Older Japanese Men and Women

The purpose of this study was to find out about age, muscle strength, and metabolic risk markers that determine walking speed in middle-aged and older adults. read more

Standing Up From a Lying Position Is Associated With Risk of Long-Term Care Among Nondisabled Community-Dwelling Older Adults

The aim of the study was to examine the association between physical function and the risk of incident long-term care in community-dwelling nondisabled older people. read more

Stressful Life Events and Habitual Physical Activity in Older Adults: 1 Year of Pedometer/Accelerometer Data From the Nakanojo Study

The purpose of the current study was thus to investigate relationships between selected life events and yearlong objective assessments of the quantity and quality of physical activity in older individuals. read more

Intensity of Physical Activity as a Determinant of Leg Strength and Power in Physically Independent Elderly People

The purposes of the current study were to examine the relationships among daily walk steps, the intensity of physical activity, walking speed, leg strength, and power in elderly people living independently. read more

Study of Changes in Respiratory Thorax Movement Accompanying Aging: Analysis With a 3-Axis Accelerometer

We directly measured thorax movement in three dimensions with a 3-axis accelerometer using a compact sensor and analyzed the characteristics of thorax movement accompanying respiration as reported here. read more

Validity of the Shuttle Stamina Walk Test (SSTw) From the Correlation of Oxygen Uptake and 6-min Walk Test

The purpose of the current study is to investigate relationships between the Shuttle Stamina Walk Test (SSTw; in which the running in the Shuttle Stamina Test was changed to walking) for the elderly from the relation among the SSTw, the 6-min walk test, and oxygen uptake in older adults. read more

Psychological, Cognitive, and Quality of Life Features in Elders With Headache

The purpose of this study is to investigate features of physical and psychological well-being and pain beliefs in elders with frequent headaches and to determine any relationships between well-being, pain beliefs and headache features. read more
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