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  1. Content type: Research article

    Tai Chi Chuan was used for stroke survivors with balance impairments. However, even a short-form of Tai Chi Chuan includes forms that make the exercise challenging for the stroke survivors. Tai Chi Yunshou (wa...

    Authors: Guanli Xie, Ting Rao, Lili Lin, Zhengkun Lin, Tianshen Xiao, Ming’ge Yang, Ying Xu, Jinmei Fan, Shufang Lin, Jinsong Wu, Xiaodong Feng, Li Li, Jing Tao and Lidian Chen

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:17

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Previous physical activity (PA) tracking studies have examined the stability of overall PA and/or PA types, but few have investigated how specific types of sport/exercise track over the life course. The aim of...

    Authors: Daniel Aggio, Olia Papacosta, Lucy T. Lennon, Sarah Ash, Peter H. Whincup, S. Goya Wannamethee and Barbara J. Jefferis

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:16

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Identifying the optimal type and amount of activity for the maintenance of function in older adults has proved challenging. On the one hand, Masters Athletes have been proposed as the ideal model of successful...

    Authors: Shruti Patelia, Rachael C. Stone, Rona El-Bakri, Mehrnaz Adli and Joseph Baker

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:15

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The aims of this study were (i) to define the relationship between a physical reconditioning cycle using balance exercises and muscular-articular stress and the balance capabilities of sedentary older adults a...

    Authors: Pierre Louis Bernard, Hubert Blain, Aurelie Gerazime, Olivier Maurelli, Jean Bousquet and Grégory Ninot

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:14

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Older individuals have been shown to present muscle atrophy in conjunction with increased fat fraction in some muscles. The proportion of fat and connective tissue within the skeletal muscle can be estimated f...

    Authors: Akito Yoshiko, Aya Tomita, Ryosuke Ando, Madoka Ogawa, Shohei Kondo, Akira Saito, Noriko I. Tanaka, Teruhiko Koike, Yoshiharu Oshida and Hiroshi Akima

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:13

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Physical activity (PA) is generally beneficial for bone health, but the effect of high levels of PA over many years, in older women, is unknown.

    Authors: Anne K. Gulsvik, Marius Myrstad, Ida Wilson Landgraff, Nina Emaus and Anette Hylen Ranhoff

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:12

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  7. Content type: Review article

    Research suggests targeted exercise is important for people living with dementia, especially those living in residential care. The aim of this review was to collect and synthesize evidence on the known barrier...

    Authors: Jitka Vseteckova, Manik Deepak-Gopinath, Erica Borgstrom, Caroline Holland, Jan Draper, Yannis Pappas, Eamonn McKeown, Klara Dadova and Steve Gray

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:11

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Physical exercise (PE), virtual reality-based exercise (VRE), and brain exercise (BE) can influence physical and cognitive conditions in older persons. However, it is not known which of the three types of exer...

    Authors: Thwe Zar Chi Htut, Vimonwan Hiengkaew, Chutima Jalayondeja and Mantana Vongsirinavarat

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:10

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Reduced hip muscle strength has been shown to be a major factor related to falls in older persons. However, comprehensive assessment of hip abduction strength in the clinical setting is challenging. The aim of...

    Authors: Anne-Violette Bruyneel, Simone C. Gafner, Serge Ferrari, Gabriel Gold, Dominique Monnin, Philippe Terrier, Caroline H. Bastiaenen and Lara Allet

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:9

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Physical activity is considered an effective measure to promote health in older people. There is evidence that the number of outdoor trips increases physical activity by increasing walking duration. The object...

    Authors: Kilian Rapp, Stefanie Mikolaizak, Dietrich Rothenbacher, Michael D. Denkinger and Jochen Klenk

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:8

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Research that provides better understanding of the motivational processes in older age to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle is sought after. We apply theoretical approaches to cultural capital, active an...

    Authors: Astrid Bergland, Marit Fougner, Anne Lund and Jonas Debesay

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:7

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Mobility is fundamental to maintenance of an independent lifestyle and can predict clinical outcomes after health events among older individuals. However, certain clinical situations do not accommodate physica...

    Authors: Sunghye Kim, Michael E. Miller, Marina Lin, W. Jack Rejeski, Stephen B. Kritchevsky, Anthony P. Marsh and Leanne Groban

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:5

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  14. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  15. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  16. Content type: Review Article

    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

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  17. Content type: Review Article

    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

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  18. Content type: Review article

    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

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  19. Content type: Research article

    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

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  20. Content type: Research article

    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

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  21. Content type: Research article

    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

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  22. Content type: Review article

    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

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  23. Content type: Research article

    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

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  24. Content type: Research article

    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

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  25. Content type: Research article

    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

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  26. Content type: Review article

    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

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  27. Content type: Research article

    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

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  28. Content type: Short report

    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

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  29. Content type: Research article

    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

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  30. Content type: Research article

    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

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  31. Content type: Short report

    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

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  32. Content type: Research article

    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

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  33. Content type: Research article

    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

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  34. Content type: Research article

    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

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  35. Content type: Review article

    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

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  36. Content type: Research article

    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

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  37. Content type: Research article

    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

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  38. Content type: Research article

    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

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  39. Content type: Research article

    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

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  40. Content type: Research article

    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

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  41. Content type: Research article

    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

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  42. Content type: Research article

    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

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  43. Content type: Review article

    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

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  44. Content type: Research article

    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

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  45. Content type: Review article

    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

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  46. Content type: Research article

    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

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  47. Content type: Review article

    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

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  48. Content type: Research article

    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

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