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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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Adipocytokines and Risk Factors of Lifestyle-Related Disease in Untrained and Rowing-Trained Elderly Men

The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the biochemical parameters of glucose and lipid metabolism and adipocytokines in blood, VF, and VO2peak of elderly men trained for rowing, and results were compared with those obtained in elderly untrained men. read more

Aging Effects on the Structure Underlying Balance Performance Tests

This study examined aging effects on the factorial structure of the balance performance tests. read more

Interdisciplinary Trial Study on the Usefulness of a Health Promotion Program for Disabled Elderly People

The aim of our study is to assess the usefulness of an interdisciplinary health-promotion program for disabled elderly people. read more

The Educational Support Program in Elementary School by the Elderly

The purpose of this study was to clarify the educational support program in elementary school given by older adult volunteers and its influence on their health status. read more

Health Problems of the Elderly in a Rural Community in Southwestern Nigeria

The study was to determine the common chronic health problems of the elderly in Igbo-ora, a rural community in western Nigeria. It also aimed to describe the pattern of chronic diseases and determine the psychosocial problems of the elderly. read more

Pattern of Breathing Speed Responses to Mood and EEG Changes

This study aims to determine the effects of speed of breathing on mood and electroencephalography (EEG). read more

Falls, Walking Ability, and Physical Activity in the Elderly

This study reports on the associations between self-reported falls, walking ability, and physical activity in elderly people. read more

Relationships Between 10-m Backward Walking Time and Physical Abilities in the Elderly

The purpose of this study was to demonstrate whether the backward walking test was able to assess walking ability and other physical variables associated with the risk of falling in elderly people. read more

The Effects of a Chair-Based Pilates Intervention on Postural Balance in Young-Old Adults

The purpose of the study is to understand the effects of a chair-based Pilates program on postural balance in young-old adults. read more

Motives For and Barriers to Physical Activity Participation in Hong Kong Middle-Aged Women

The purpose of the current study was to examine differences in motives for and in barriers to physical activity participation in Hong Kong middle-aged women. read more
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