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Instructors a critical factor in attracting older adults to exercise-5067

Instructors a critical factor in attracting older adults to exercise

Physical activity is one key to a healthy life (and maintaining functional independence). An instructor-led exercise class is intended to bring expertise to exercise, along with social connections. What will attract older adults to classes?

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Fitness and stress management motivate exercise-5065

Fitness and stress management motivate exercise

Using a touch screen computer in the lobby of eight YMCA facilities across Montreal, 1,885 participants from teens through older adults answered questions about their motivation to exercise. There were 256 people ages 40-49 years and 172 individuals 50 years and older included in the results. Across all age groups, “toned and fit” was the top motivator, followed by “stress reduction.” As people aged they indicated these categories more frequently, and less frequently cited “mental toughness” (defined as personal challenge and adventure) or “fun and friends.”

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Saving for retirement? You may take action to improve your health-5033

Saving for retirement? You may take action to improve your health

The savings records of employees at eight industrial laundries were examined to determine whether or not they had contributed to a 401(k) retirement plan.

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Maybe timing will increase physical activity at older ages-5029

Maybe timing will increase physical activity at older ages

Every year, overall physical activity declined 1.3% for each year increase in age, found readings from accelerometers worn by 611 people ages 32-93 for seven days.

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Friends and trained staff bring assisted living residents to the gym-4673

Friends and trained staff bring assisted living residents to the gym

For a one-year program, 10 residents in assisted living were encouraged to exercise in a gym. The residents regularly used exercise machines and improved in physical capacity when, the authors noted, they were “adequately prepared and supported.”

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If money talks, will older adults walk?-4634

If money talks, will older adults walk?

The idiom “money talks” refers to using money to persuade people or buy something. Would money talk loud enough to motivate older adults to walk?

STUDY: In-person interviews were conducted with 1,000 people 50 years and older in Singapore. Participants answered questions about their levels of physical activity and attitudes toward walking. They selected from 10 options describing a six-month group walking program.

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