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  1. Content type: Original Research

    It is difficult to distinguish between the effects of age and physical activity level in the functional fitness level of older adults. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of age and physic...

    Authors: Hulya Donat Tuna, Ayse Ozcan Edeer, Mehtap Malkoc and Gazanfer Aksakoglu

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2009 6:99

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  2. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    The paper discusses two parallel biocultural trends—aging and inactivity. The principle of economy in movement in modern society versus the dependency of human beings on movement for their development and heal...

    Authors: Heinz Mechling and Yael Netz

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2009 6:89

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  3. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    The demographics of our societies have changed drastically during the past few decades. The general population is aging rapidly as human life spans continue to expand and more adults are set to mature during t...

    Authors: Jin H. Yan and Cheng Lin Zhou

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2009 6:49

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  4. Content type: Original Research

    Despite mounting evidence implicating sedentary behavior as a significant risk factor among the elderly, there is a limited amount of information on the type and amount of activity needed to promote optimal he...

    Authors: Nir Eynon, Chen Yamin, David Ben-Sira and Moran Sagiv

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2009 6:55

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  5. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    In this systematic review the validity of the dose–response relationships between physical activity (PA) and energy expenditure (EE) on defined health outcomes (cardio- and cerebrovascular morbidity and mortal...

    Authors: Katharina Meyer, Christian Stolz, Christoph Rott and Kurt Laederach-Hofmann

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2009 6:7

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  6. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    The elderly represent the fastest growing driving population. Older drivers have a high crash rate per distance traveled, a high risk of injury or death in traffic accidents, and are commonly found to be ‘at f...

    Authors: José Marmeleira, Mário Godinho and Peter Vogelaere

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2009 6:44

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  7. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    This study aimed to review studies exploring the effect of physical activity on affect in advanced age with a special focus on the moderating role of fitness improvement and mode of exercise and to examine tho...

    Authors: Yael Netz

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2009 6:19

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  8. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    With increasing age, it appears that masters athletes competing in anaerobic events (10–100 s) decline linearly in performance until 70 years of age, after which the rate of decline appears to accelerate. This...

    Authors: Peter Reaburn and Ben Dascombe

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2008 6:39

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  9. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    Several lines of evidence indicate that infectious diseases, cancer, and autoimmune disorders occur more frequently in elderly people, thus suggesting that altered function of immune organs and cells, such as ...

    Authors: Lucia Malaguarnera, Erika Cristaldi, Helga Lipari and Mariano Malaguarnera

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2008 5:61

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  10. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    Evaluation of physical functioning is a key issue in clinical geriatrics and in aging research. In recent years, different physical performance batteries in which individuals are asked to perform several tasks...

    Authors: S. Varela, C. Ayán and J. M. Cancela

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2008 5:37

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  11. Content type: Original Research

    Attributions of age-related deficits in motor function to structural changes are compromised once the elderly exhibit lower error rates. This is because performance decrements observed in older adults are attr...

    Authors: L. L. Saling and J. G. Phillips

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2008 5:69

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  12. Content type: Original Research

    In this article, we present and explain a bio-psycho-social model of successful aging with subjective well-being as a criterion of a successful aging process. We focus on physical activity because it is a cruc...

    Authors: Martina Kanning and Wolfgang Schlicht

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2008 5:35

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  13. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    As lifespan continues to increase in many developed countries, so too does the age at which we see extraordinary achievements from older adults. Examples from running, golf, and other domains continue to redef...

    Authors: Sean Horton, Joseph Baker and Jörg Schorer

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2008 5:34

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  14. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) may play an important role in the pathogenesis of chronic diabetic complications and in the natural process of biological aging. In fact, maintained hyperglycaemia favour...

    Authors: P. M. Magalhães, H. J. Appell and J. A. Duarte

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2008 5:32

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  15. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    This work aims to provide an inventory of the risk factors and consequences of falling in the elderly, namely fractures, and to identify strategies to prevent falls and minimise their effects. Falls in elderly...

    Authors: Catarina L. N. Pereira, Peter Vogelaere and Fátima Baptista

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2008 5:31

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  16. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    Masters athletes are typically older than 35 years of age and systematically train for, and compete in, organized forms of sport specifically designed for older adults. They are motivated to participate in mas...

    Authors: Peter Reaburn and Ben Dascombe

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2008 5:29

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  17. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    The increased life span in human population has shown that some diseases, as infections, cancer and autoimmune phenomena, occur more frequently in the elderly than in the younger. We describe the ageing proces...

    Authors: Lucia Malaguarnera, Erika Cristaldi, Maria Vinci and Mariano Malaguarnera

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2007 5:28

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  18. Content type: Original Research

    The growth hormone–insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) axis is an important physiological regulator muscle for development. Although there is evidence that aging muscle retains the ability to synthesize IGF-I...

    Authors: Sagiv Moran, Yamin Chen, Amir Ruthie and Yenon Nir

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2007 4:22

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  19. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    Osteoporosis, a manifestation of bone atrophy that leads to great susceptibility to fractures, is a very important public health problem today because of its great morbidity, mortality and important economic r...

    Authors: Agustín Meléndez-Ortega

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2007 4:27

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  20. Content type: Tutorial Review

    Throughout the human life span the functions of several physiological systems dramatically change, including proprioception. Impaired proprioception leads to less accurate detection of body position changes in...

    Authors: Fernando Ribeiro and José Oliveira

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2007 4:26

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  21. Content type: Original Research

    In most physiologic systems, there is considerable evidence that the normal aging processes do not result in significant impairment or dysfunction in the absence of pathology and under resting conditions. Howe...

    Authors: D. Ben-Sira and J. M. F. Oliveira

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2007 4:23

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  22. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    Age-related declines in cognition may have detrimental effects on older adults’ ability to complete everyday activities that young- and middle-aged individuals perform automatically. Theories of cognitive agin...

    Authors: Ryan J. Caserta and Lise Abrams

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2007 4:18

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  23. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    Most balance training regimens for elderly individuals focus on self-controlled exercises, although automatic postural responses after a balance perturbation are not under direct volitional control. We critica...

    Authors: Lars I. E. Oddsson, Patrick Boissy and Itshak Melzer

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2007 4:19

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  24. Content type: Original Research

    This study aimed to investigate the degree to which the elements of the theory of planned behavior mediate the relationship between constraints and intention to continuing participation in physical activities....

    Authors: Konstantinos Alexandris, Vasilis Barkoukis and Charalampos Tsormpatzoudis

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2007 4:14

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  25. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    Based on the concept of ‘aging in place,’ design of houses in the past years are explored. Design features in the built environment become barriers for aging people with functional limitations. Initially, hous...

    Authors: Halime Demirkan

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2007 4:16

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  26. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    This review offers an update of the psychological effects of Tai Chi Chuan (TC) among different populations. A computerized literature research from 1990 to June 2006 was carried out. Studies were selected whe...

    Authors: Arnaud Dechamps, Lucile Lafont and Isabelle Bourdel-Marchasson

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2007 4:15

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  27. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disease affecting the regulation of insulin and glucose causing a disruption in the normal control of counterregulatory hormones and macronutrients, resulting in blood glu...

    Authors: Bruce Frier, Pearl Yang and Albert W. Taylor

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2006 3:63

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  28. Content type: Original Research

    Elderly population often is encouraged to practice sports in preventing cardiovascular diseases. However, evidences exist that intense physical efforts are related with a higher risk for acute myocardial infar...

    Authors: C. A. Souza and L. E. Garcez-Leme

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2006 3:9

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  29. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    Aging is associated with a significant decline in neuromuscular function leading to an eventual loss of independence and mobility of senescent people. Age-related sarcopenia, characterised by a reduction in mu...

    Authors: P. A. Figueiredo, M. P. Mota, H. J. Appell and J. Duarte

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2006 3:11

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  30. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    We review four broad lines of research on couplings between sensorimotor and cognitive aging, with an emphasis on methodological concerns. First, correlational cross-sectional and longitudinal data indicate in...

    Authors: Sabine Schäfer, Oliver Huxhold and Ulman Lindenberger

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2006 3:7

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  31. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    In this study, we review the evidence that older adults tend to have both a shorter time to lose stability in the maintenance of standing posture and the functionally related but inverse problem of needing mor...

    Authors: Semyon M. Slobounov, Pamela S. Haibach and Karl M. Newell

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2006 3:12

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  32. Content type: Editorial

    Authors: Michael Sagiv

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2006 3:13

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  33. Content type: Review

    Physical activity offers one of the greatest opportunities for people to extend years of active independent life and reduce functional limitations. The purpose of this paper is to identify key practices for pr...

    Authors: M. E. Cress, D. M. Buchner, T. Prohaska, J. Rimmer, M. Brown, C. Macera, L. DePietro and W. Chodzko-Zajko

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2006 3:3

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  34. Content type: Review

    It is widely accepted that regular physical exercise helps diabetic patients control blood glucose, reduce cardiovascular risk factors, and prevent other related complications. In spite of the undoubted benefi...

    Authors: C. Nakhanakhup, P. Moungmee, H. J. Appell and J. A. Duarte

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2006 3:10

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  35. Content type: Review

    Walking is a fundamental motor skill that significantly affects the level of independence in older adults. The amount of variability present in a walking pattern reflects the quality of neuromuscular control. ...

    Authors: G. Meyer and M. Ayalon

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2006 3:6

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