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  1. In many Western countries, more and more people are living longer. As part of this demographic shift, increasing numbers are participating in Masters sport. In the past, sport was considered important for the ...

    Authors: Joseph Baker, Jessica Fraser-Thomas, Rylee A. Dionigi and Sean Horton
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2009 7:54
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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 3:10
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. Authors: Michael Sagiv
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2006 3:13
  34. 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
  35. 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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