Physical Activity and Successful Aging
Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Physical activities hold great promise for successful aging. The presentations of this session cover the following topics: characteristics of local ymcas who are early adopters of a senior exercise program; effects of a community-based physical activity program in older adults; impact of an Asian community bone health initiative; a qualitative exploration of characteristics of lifelong physically active older adults; and associations between physical activity levels, self-rated health, quality of life, and nutritional status among older adults in the villages, FL.
Session Objectives: 1. To determine participant and site characteristics at Y sites that offered EF from 2005-2011 to inform EF dissemination. 2. To analyze physical activity changes over time among participants in evidence-based exercise program can allow researchers to determine the minimum number of sessions required to drive health benefits. 3. To assess the impact of participation in the AFEP on self-reported pain, falls and level of physical activity. 4. To explore the relationship between self-rated health, quality of life (QOL), and nutritional status, and their association with PA levels of residents of The Villages, FL, an active adult retirement community.
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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: Epidemiology, Food and Nutrition, Physical Activity, Chiropractic Health Care
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)