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  1. The increasing prevalence of obesity in sub-Saharan African women is not well understood, and black South African women in the region are particularly vulnerable. This study aimed to examine whether the relati...

    Authors: Philippe Jean-Luc Gradidge, Shane A. Norris, Richard Munthali and Nigel J. Crowther
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:6
  2. The participation of master cross-country (XC) skiers in training and competition has increased during the last decades; however, little is known yet about whether these athletes differ from their younger coun...

    Authors: Pantelis Theodoros Nikolaidis, Elias Villiger, Thomas Rosemann and Beat Knechtle
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:4
  3. Since age-related muscle strength loss cannot be explained solely by muscle atrophy, other determinants would also contribute to muscle strength in elderly. The present study aimed to clarify contribution of n...

    Authors: Kohei Watanabe, Motoki Kouzaki, Madoka Ogawa, Hiroshi Akima and Toshio Moritani
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:3
  4. Neuroimaging studies suggest that when the brain ages, more areas are involved to perform a task in order to obtain the same results. This, together with the increase in crystalized intelligence and wisdom, is...

    Authors: Monica Muiños and Soledad Ballesteros
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:2
  5. Diabetes is an important risk factor for cognitive impairment. Although some studies suggest that physical exercise can minimize age-related cognitive declines or improve brain morphology or function, benefits...

    Authors: Ren Ru Zhao, Anthony J. O’Sullivan and Maria A. Fiatarone Singh
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:1
  6. The decline in cognitive and motor functions with age affects the performance of the aging healthy population in many daily life activities. Physical activity appears to mitigate this decline or even improve m...

    Authors: Oron Levin, Yael Netz and Gal Ziv
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:20
  7. Gait variability can be considered an indirect measure of gait stability, in particular regarding temporal or spatial variability assessment. Physical activity, such as walking, is advised for the elderly and ...

    Authors: Daniela Ciprandi, Filippo Bertozzi, Matteo Zago, Claudia Lucia Pimenta Ferreira, Giuseppe Boari, Chiarella Sforza and Christel Galvani
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:19
  8. Aging societies represent a major challenge for health care systems all over the world. As older people tend to be more physically inactive, economic costs of inactivity are likely to increase notably. The pre...

    Authors: Sören Dallmeyer, Pamela Wicker and Christoph Breuer
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:18
  9. There has been a lack of research examining the relationship among self-perceptions, behaviour, cognitions and functioning in older adults. This study, therefore, examined the relationship between global and p...

    Authors: Myrla Sales, Pazit Levinger and Remco Polman
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:17
  10. Several studies have already examined the positive effects of various forms of endurance training in patient groups and in healthy adults up to 60 years old. The aim of this study was to analyse the effects of...

    Authors: Tobias Morat, Jenny Krueger, Angus Gaedtke, Manuela Preuss, Joachim Latsch and Hans-Georg Predel
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:16
  11. Upper extremity motor performance declines with increasing age. However, older adults need to maintain, learn new and relearn known motor tasks. Research with young adults indicated that regular and acute phys...

    Authors: Lena Hübner and Claudia Voelcker-Rehage
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:15
  12. The purposes of this study were to identify 1) the feasibility of a novel exercise protocol (elderly Japanese male version of high-intensity interval aerobic training: EJ-HIAT) and 2) its preliminary data (%V̇O2p...

    Authors: Yosuke Osuka, Muneaki Matsubara, Ai Hamasaki, Yuji Hiramatsu, Hiroshi Ohshima and Kiyoji Tanaka
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:14
  13. Older adults are encouraged to participate in regular physical activity to counter the age-related declines in physical and cognitive health. Literature on the effect of different exercise training modalities ...

    Authors: Carla Coetsee and Elmarie Terblanche
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:13
  14. Sport is viewed as a vehicle to develop or augment adaptive developmental processes, resources, and experiences across the lifespan. However, research has acknowledged that sport participation is associated wi...

    Authors: Amy M. Gayman, Jessica Fraser-Thomas and Joseph Baker
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:12
  15. Aging is associated with decreased balance, which increases falling risk. The objective of the current study was to determine the feasibility and effects of whole-body vibration (WBV) training on knee extensor...

    Authors: Ming-Chen Ko, Long-Shan Wu, Sangwoo Lee, Chien-Chun Wang, Po-Fu Lee, Ching-Yu Tseng and Chien-Chang Ho
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:11
  16. Increased circulating levels of prolactin have been associated with increased risk of both in situ and invasive breast cancer. We investigated whether or not physical activity had a dose–response effect in low...

    Authors: Darren R. Brenner, Yibing Ruan, Andria R. Morielli, Kerry S. Courneya and Christine M. Friedenreich
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:10
  17. Centenarians are a growing population in Europe and present significant variability in motor and cognitive functions. The aim of our study was to characterize health status, as well as cognitive and motor func...

    Authors: Maria Vaz-Patto, Belén Bueno, Óscar Ribeiro, Laetitia Teixeira and Rosa Marina Afonso
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:9
  18. Muscular strength is associated with functional ability in elderly, and older adults are recommended to perform muscle-strengthening exercise. Understanding how improved muscle strength and -mass influence gen...

    Authors: Kristin Haraldstad, Gudrun Rohde, Tonje Holte Stea, Hilde Lohne-Seiler, Ken Hetlelid, Gøran Paulsen and Sveinung Berntsen
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:8
  19. A low urine pH is a characteristic metabolic feature of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the effects of a 12-week home-based bench step exercise on th...

    Authors: Yuichiro Nishida, Keitaro Tanaka, Megumi Hara, Noriko Hirao, Hiroaki Tanaka, Takuro Tobina, Masaharu Ikeda, Hiroshi Yamato and Masanori Ohta
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:7
  20. Regular physical activity is a promising strategy to treat and prevent cognitive decline. The mechanisms that mediate these benefits are not fully clear but physical activity is thought to attenuate the harmfu...

    Authors: B. Dijckmans, J. Tortosa-Martínez, N. Caus, G. González-Caballero, B. Martínez-Pelegrin, C. Manchado-Lopez, J. M. Cortell-Tormo, I. Chulvi-Medrano and A. Clow
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:6
  21. In elderly individuals an increased muscle strength contributes to the diminution of the falls risk and associated adverse events. An increasing interest in lateral control exists due to the fatal consequences...

    Authors: Simone Gafner, Caroline H. G. Bastiaenen, Philippe Terrier, Ilona Punt, Serge Ferrari, Gabriel Gold, Rob de Bie and Lara Allet
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:5
  22. Rapid compensatory stepping plays an important role in preventing falls when balance is lost; however, these responses cannot be accurately quantified in the clinic. The Microsoft Kinect™ system provides real-...

    Authors: Guy Shani, Amir Shapiro, Goldstein Oded, Kagan Dima and Itshak Melzer
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:4
  23. Falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults and most often occur during walking. While strength and balance training moderately improve falls risk, training reactive recovery responses following sud...

    Authors: Christopher McCrum, Marissa H. G. Gerards, Kiros Karamanidis, Wiebren Zijlstra and Kenneth Meijer
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:3
  24. Pleasure is one determinant of intrinsic motivation and yet a dimension often forgotten when promoting physical activity among the older population. In this study we investigate the relation between daily acti...

    Authors: Miriam Cabrita, Richel Lousberg, Monique Tabak, Hermie J. Hermens and Miriam M.R. Vollenbroek-Hutten
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:1
  25. Extremity injuries (EI) and dementia are important causes of long-term care (LTC), but they can also cause each other and are often present concurrently. Mobility-limiting EI can increase the risk of dementia,...

    Authors: Alexander Barth, Anja Vatterrott, Ying Zhou, Anne Fink and Gabriele Doblhammer
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2016 13:9
  26. Real-world fall events objectively measured by body-worn sensors can improve the understanding of fall events in older people. However, these events are rare and hence challenging to capture. Therefore, the FA...

    Authors: Jochen Klenk, Lars Schwickert, Luca Palmerini, Sabato Mellone, Alan Bourke, Espen A. F. Ihlen, Ngaire Kerse, Klaus Hauer, Mirjam Pijnappels, Matthis Synofzik, Karin Srulijes, Walter Maetzler, Jorunn L. Helbostad, Wiebren Zijlstra, Kamiar Aminian, Christopher Todd…
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2016 13:8
  27. Retirement is not always associated with greater engagement in physical activity. Previous interventions informed by possible selves, a type of future-oriented self-representation, proved useful to increase ph...

    Authors: Mélanie G. M. Perras, Shaelyn M. Strachan, Michelle S. Fortier and Brenden Dufault
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2016 13:7
  28. Falls are common in older adults and can result in serious injuries. Due to demographic changes, falls and related healthcare costs are likely to increase over the next years. Participation and motivation of o...

    Authors: Daryoush D. Vaziri, Konstantin Aal, Corinna Ogonowski, Thomas Von Rekowski, Michael Kroll, Hannah R. Marston, Rakel Poveda, Yves J. Gschwind, Kim Delbaere, Rainer Wieching and Volker Wulf
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2016 13:6
  29. The objective of the present study was to investigate 1) the role of different admission diagnoses and 2) the degree of functional loss, on the rate of recovery of older patients after acute hospitalization. F...

    Authors: Jenny Foss Abrahamsen, Cathrine Haugland and Anette Hylen Ranhoff
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2016 13:5
  30. This study evaluated the effects of a combined innovative training regime consisting of stochastic resonance whole-body vibration (SR-WBV) and a dance video game (DVG) on physical performance and muscle streng...

    Authors: Slavko Rogan, Lorenz Radlinger, Heiner Baur, Dietmar Schmidtbleicher, Rob A. de Bie and Eling D. de Bruin
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2016 13:4
  31. Diminishing motor function is commonly observed in the elderly population and is associated with a wide range of adverse health consequences. Advanced Glycation End products (AGE’s) may contribute to age-relat...

    Authors: Hans Drenth, Sytse Zuidema, Steven Bunt, Ivan Bautmans, Cees van der Schans and Hans Hobbelen
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2016 13:3
  32. Quick protective reactions such as reaching or stepping are important to avoid a fall or minimize injuries. We developed Kinect-based choice reaching and stepping reaction time tests (Kinect-based CRTs) and ev...

    Authors: Andreas Ejupi, Yves J. Gschwind, Matthew Brodie, Wolfgang L. Zagler, Stephen R. Lord and Kim Delbaere
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2016 13:2
  33. This condensed review gives an overview about two methodological approaches to study the impact of physical activity on cognition in elderly, namely cross-sectional studies and randomized controlled interventi...

    Authors: Patrick D. Gajewski and Michael Falkenstein
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2016 13:1
  34. The brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) concentration is highest in the hippocampus compared with that in other brain structures and affects episodic memory, a cognitive function that is impaired in older...

    Authors: Anne Canivet, Cédric T. Albinet, Nathalie André, Jean Pylouster, Montserrat Rodríguez-Ballesteros, Alain Kitzis and Michel Audiffren
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2015 12:15
  35. Falls in older people represent a major age-related health challenge facing our society. Novel methods for delivery of falls prevention programs are required to increase effectiveness and adherence to these pr...

    Authors: Hannah R. Marston, Ashley Woodbury, Yves J. Gschwind, Michael Kroll, Denis Fink, Sabine Eichberg, Karl Kreiner, Andreas Ejupi, Janneke Annegarn, Helios de Rosario, Arno Wienholtz, Rainer Wieching and Kim Delbaere
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2015 12:13
  36. Dynapenia (age-associated loss of muscle strength not caused by neurologic or muscular diseases) and functional limitations (e.g. climbing stairs, chair rising) are important problems in elderly persons. Whole...

    Authors: Slavko Rogan, Eling D. de Bruin, Lorenz Radlinger, Christine Joehr, Christa Wyss, Neil-Jerome Stuck, Yvonne Bruelhart, Rob A. de Bie and Roger Hilfiker
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2015 12:12
  37. There is good evidence that balance challenging exercises can reduce falls in older people. However, older people often find it difficult to incorporate such programs in their daily life. Videogame technology ...

    Authors: Yves J. Gschwind, Daniel Schoene, Stephen R. Lord, Andreas Ejupi, Trinidad Valenzuela, Konstantin Aal, Ashley Woodbury and Kim Delbaere
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2015 12:11
  38. Falls and fall-related injuries are a serious public health issue. Exercise programs can effectively reduce fall risk in older people. The iStoppFalls project developed an Information and Communication Technol...

    Authors: Yves J. Gschwind, Sabine Eichberg, Andreas Ejupi, Helios de Rosario, Michael Kroll, Hannah R. Marston, Mario Drobics, Janneke Annegarn, Rainer Wieching, Stephen R. Lord, Konstantin Aal, Daryoush Vaziri, Ashley Woodbury, Dennis Fink and Kim Delbaere
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2015 12:10
  39. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the neurological diseases that affect the ability of subjects to stand and walk. The stability of MS subjects has been evaluated in various studies, mostly based on linear app...

    Authors: Mehrdad Anbarian, Mahnaz Marvi-Esfahani, Mohammad Taghi Karimi, Masoud Etemadifar, Seyed Mohammad Marandi and Mostafa Kamali
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2015 12:9
  40. As the number of older adults continues to increase worldwide, more attention is being paid to geriatric health care needs, and successful ageing is becoming an important topic in the medical literature. A pre...

    Authors: Walid Bouaziz, Elise Schmitt, Georges Kaltenbach, Bernard Geny and Thomas Vogel
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2015 12:8
  41. It is generally recognised that the physical functioning of older adults is enhanced with resistance exercise. The aim of this study was to investigate the time course of changes in upper and lower body muscle...

    Authors: Carla Coetsee and Elmarie Terblanche
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2015 12:7
  42. This randomised double-blinded controlled cross-over pilot study examined feasibility and preliminary effects of stochastic resonance whole-body vibration training applied in long term care elderly.

    Authors: Slavko Rogan, Lorenz Radlinger, Dietmar Schmidtbleicher, Rob A. de Bie and Eling D. de Bruin
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2015 12:5
  43. Older adults are the most sedentary segment of the population. Little information is available about the context of sedentary behaviour to inform guidelines and intervention. There is a dearth of information a...

    Authors: Calum F. Leask, Juliet A. Harvey, Dawn A. Skelton and Sebastien FM Chastin
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2015 12:4
  44. Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects more than 2.3 million people around the world. Symptoms are numerous and varied, often having a profound effect on activities of daily living. While for...

    Authors: Sean Horton, Dany J. MacDonald, Karl Erickson and Rylee A. Dionigi
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2015 12:3
  45. Leg muscle strength (LMS) and leg muscle power (LMP) are determinants of aspects of functional status and important parameters for measuring intervention effects in older adults. Field tests are often used for...

    Authors: G. Ruben H. Regterschot, Tobias Morat, Marjanne Folkersma and Wiebren Zijlstra
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2015 12:2



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