Active Aging

Promoting Strength & Balance with Salsa Dancing
, Falls Reduction, Health & Wellness

Falls are the main cause of injury among adults age 65 and better. Loss of postural control (the ability to maintain balance) and loss of…

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Strategies for Dealing with Limited Health Literacy
, Care Quality

Health literacy is an important aspect of healthy aging and is associated with a vast array of health outcomes. Limited health literacy is likely a…

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Seeking Health Information May Contribute to (or Complicate) Healthy Aging
, Electronic Health (e-Health)

Due in part to increasing Internet use by agencies, medical clinics, and users of all age groups, there is a new wealth of health information…

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Expert Consensus on the Benefits of Physical Activity
, Health & Wellness

It’s clear that being physically active has a variety of benefits for older adults, however, it’s less clear which specific types of activity are most…

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The Go4Life Campaign: Encouraging Daily Physical Activity
, Health & Wellness

The health benefits of daily physical activity are well-established, however, less than a quarter of older adults in the US regularly engage in it. For…

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Neighborhood Walkability, Income, & Physical Activity
, Neighborhood Context & Health

Numerous studies show that physical inactivity causes a variety of health problems, and older adults are particularly at risk. Literature has recently emerged regarding the…

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Cognitive Well-Being: More Than “Brain Fitness”
, Cognitive Health, Health & Wellness

Countless technological “brain fitness” programs promise (or hint at promising) improved cognitive performance in the face of dementia. A recent article in The Gerontologist argues…

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Falls Risk Assessments and a Possible Link to Cognitive Health
, Cognitive Health, Falls Reduction

There are a few tests which are used to assess mobility and falls risk in older adults, such as the “Timed Up and Go” test…

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Age Strong: Natural Bodybuilding and Narratives of Aging
, Health & Wellness

The field of narrative gerontology examines how the aging experience is influenced by broader cultural stories, specifically those regarding growing older. Narrative gerontologists argue that,…

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Older Adults Seeking Online Health Information: Initial Findings on What, Why, and How They Search
, Electronic Health (e-Health)

Research regarding Internet use among older adults seeking health information is still relatively new. A recent ethnographic study (Harrod, 2011) was conducted in the United…

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Social Activity Associated with Decreased Risk for Disability in Later Life
, Health & Wellness

Social activity has been associated with lower rates of disability among older adults, but there has been a dearth of longitudinal or other data to…

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Self-Efficacy & Healthy Weight Loss
, Health & Wellness

Healthy weight loss is one of the best ways that overweight adults can reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease and other illness. Many factors influence…

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