To focus attention on health promotion and preventive services, The US Healthy People 2020 goals contain 42 topic areas, and older adults are among them.
In an annual report, the Chief Medical Officer for England advised residents ages 50-70 to choose a healthy lifestyle since they will likely live long and keep working.
A consensus statement based in a review of research is prefaced with the statement that people working in offices spend 65-75% of their work time sitting, which has been identified as a health risk factor.
Evidence-based programs are based in research that has tested the effectiveness of an intervention or model (National Council on Aging).
Interviews were conducted among older adults for the Nihon University Japanese Longitudinal Study of Aging.
Among US adults 65 years and older, unintentional injuries accounted for 85% of all deaths (2012-2013), and of these, 55% resulted from falls.
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