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Andalucía’s Government Releases DVD to Promote Exercise

The Government of Andalucía is producing an interactive DVD with suggestions and recommendations about physical activity to encourage the use of geriatric parks. read more
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South Korea (excerpt)

In this Asian country, the percentage of residents aged 65 and older is expected to grow to 20% by 2020. read more
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Report Describes Long-Term Institutions for Older Adults in Brazil

In August 2009, the research report Long-Term Institutions for Older Adults – ILPIs in Brazil: typology and proposal of multi-dimensional assistance basic model, financed by the Brazilian Ministry of Health, was published. One of the objectives of this research was to elaborate a national profile of working ILPIs and describe the typology of these institutions. read more
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China Has Large Potential Market for Senior Citizen Exercise Services

At present in China, there are almost no professional manufacturers of exercise goods and equipment for senior citizens, and few commercial facilities for senior exercise. The main reason is that the exercise manufacturers and health clubs have not yet begun to consider the special needs of senior citizens. read more
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Implementing the Otago Exercise Program (excerpt)

Using this proven model can significantly reduce the risk and incidence of falls. read more
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Q&A with Marcia Ory

Marcia G. Ory, PhD, MPH, is Regents Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health (SRPH), at The Texas A&M Health Science Center in College Station. She is also director of the SRPH Health Promotion and Aging Program. In addition, Ory is the director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-sponsored Active for Life National Program Office, where she has demonstrated that evidence-based health promotion programs can be successfully translated to both clinical read more
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Exercise for People with Diabetes (excerpt)

A well-rounded physical activity plan can help patients manage the disease by improving insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance. read more
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Television Causes Seniors to Move More (excerpt)

In the Netherlands, frail and housebound adults count on one program for their daily exercise. read more
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Q&A with Rylee Dionigi

Rylee Dionigi, PhD, is associate head of the School of Human Movement Studies at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. She is the author of 2008’s Competing for Life: Older People, Sport and Ageing, the first published research monograph to present extensive empirical qualitative data on the personal and cultural meanings of competitive sports participation in later life. read more
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Q&A with Dawn Skelton

Dawn A. Skelton, PhD, is a reader/associate professor in ageing and health at Glasgow Caledonian University in Glasgow, Scotland. Her main interests lie in the prevention of dependence and the prevention of falls. She is a commissioned author for the World Health Organization Health Evidence Network, the Department of Health, and the scientific advisor for the Society for Physical Activity and the Prevention of Osteoporosis, Falls and Fractures among others. read more
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