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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.

31 - 40 of 282   Articles

Yearlong Physical Activity and Physical Fitness in Older Japanese Adults: Cross-Sectional Data From the Nakanojo Study

We thus determined associations between physical fitness and yearlong pedometer/accelerometer assessments of the quantity and quality of habitual physical activity in healthy older adults. read more

Using the Functional Daily Activity Test and the Health Survey (SF-36 v. 2) to Evaluate the Benefit of Exercise for the Elderly

Objective: To evaluate physical strength for activities of daily living for a group of elderly who are healthy and living independently, testing with the Functional Daily Activity Test and the Health Survey (SF-36v2) was done, to examine whether an exercise program would contribute to the promotion of health maintenance or not. read more

A Study of the Relationship Between Muscle Quantity and Balance and Brain Function

The purpose of this study was to clarify how brain function is related to the muscle and to be able to aid future exercise prescription. read more

A Dynamical Approach to the Effects of Aging on Bimanual Coordination

The present study examined the effects of aging on the execution of a bimanual coordination task in a classical phase transition paradigm in which coordination patterns (in-phase and antiphase) and movement frequency were manipulated. read more

Usefulness of Color-Changeable Chewing Gum to Evaluate Masticatory Performance in Community-Dwelling Elderly Persons

The purpose of this study was to determine the usefulness of a color-changeable chewing gum to evaluate masticatory performance in community-dwelling elderly persons. read more

Management Evaluation of Masters Sport Promotion Using the Print Media: Action Research of “Masters Koshien”

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the management of Masters Koshien by analyzing the contents of articles that were published between November 2004 and August 2007 that contained information related to the Masters Koshien. read more

The Relationships Between Knee Extensor Muscle Strength and 30-s Chair Stand Test in Community-Dwelling Elderly of Different Health Statuses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between knee extensor muscle strength and the 30-s chair stand test (30-s CST) in elderly adults with different general health status and living in different communities in Taiwan. read more

Effects of Diet and Exercise Training on Vital Age and Metabolic Syndrome of Obese Women in Response to Weight Reduction

The objective was to test the effects of proper diet and exercise training in obese women on biological age (“vital age”), an index of comprehensive health status, and metabolic syndrome improvement in response to weight reduction. read more

Age Brilliantly: People With Chronic Diseases May Stay Younger When Appropriately Treated in a Sound Exercise Program

This is the introduction to a keynote address in which Kiyoji Tanaka discusses how his hospital-based successful aging program has contributed to active aging for patients with chronic diseases such as CHD, stroke, hypertension, COPD, diabetes, and obesity. read more

Postural Stability and Instability: Posturography for Physical Training and Conditioning

In this study, we describe the characteristics of posture control seen in modern Japanese people based on posturography from postural stability and instability. Using physical therapy and exercise therapy procedures, we also attempt anatomical and physiological aspects about the stimulation the affects the posture control from the change of the postural balance before and after the experiment. read more
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