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dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Den_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-11T20:55:34Z
dc.date.available2016-02-11T20:55:34Z
dc.date.copyright2013en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationPostgraduate Medical Journalen_NZ
dc.identifier.issn1469-0756en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/9514
dc.description.abstractThere is evidence from high quality studies to strongly support the positive association between increased levels of physical activity, exercise participation and improved health in older adults. Worldwide, around 3.2 million deaths per year are being attributed to inactivity. In industrialised countries where people are living longer lives, the levels of chronic health conditions are increasing and the levels of physical activity are declining. Key factors in improving health are exercising at a moderate-to-vigorous level for at least 5 days per week and including both aerobic and strengthening exercises. Few older adults achieve the level of physical activity or exercise that accompanies health improvements. A challenge for health professionals is to increase physical activity and exercise participation in older adults. Some success in this has been reported when physicians have given specific, detailed and localised information to their patients, but more high quality research is needed to continue to address this issue of non-participation in physical activity and exercise of a high enough level to ensure health benefits.en_NZ
dc.languageENGen_NZ
dc.publisherBMJ Publishing
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/postgradmedj-2012-131366
dc.rightsCopyright © BMJ Publishing, YYYY. Authors retain the right to place his/her publication version of the work on a personal website or institutional repository for non commercial purposes. The definitive version was published in (see Citation). The original publication is available at (see Publisher's Version).
dc.subjectGeriatric medicineen_NZ
dc.subjectPreventive medicine;en_NZ
dc.subjectPublic healthen_NZ
dc.titlePhysical activity is medicine for older adultsen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/postgradmedj-2012-131366en_NZ
pubs.elements-id158534


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