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Does aging look the same for high-fit older adults?-5228

Does aging look the same for high-fit older adults?

Over the past years, several studies and surveys summarized in ICAA Research Review have detailed the negative repercussions of sedentary lifestyles, which can cause physiological changes in the body. A research team wondered if physiological changes were due to aging, or to being sedentary. Looking at aging from a different point of view, they sought out older adults who were not sedentary. That was the first challenge: to find physically active older adults.

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Once again, research shows sedentary time is unhealthy-5226

Once again, research shows sedentary time is unhealthy

A meta-analysis was conducted using 41 research studies relating to sedentary time among adults and several health conditions. Levels of physical activity were self-reported by participants in all but one study. Prolonged sedentary time (such as sitting)

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Older adults report more falls, but reasons are not clear-5224

Older adults report more falls, but reasons are not clear

Participants in the Health and Retirement Study (1998-2010) reported whether or not they had fallen. For an analysis, a fall was defined as one self-reported fall in the past two years. Among all adults 65 and older, the two-year prevalence of falls increased from 28.2% in 1998 to 36.3% in 2010.

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At 65, expect about 19 more years of life-5216

At 65, expect about 19 more years of life

A new data analysis of the US population in 2013 projected that people age 65 could live another 19.3 years, with women expected to live an additional 20.5 years (to about 85 years old) and men, an additional 17.9 years (about 83 years old). These estimates are a bit different than life expectancy at birth, which was calculated at 81.2 years for women and 76.4 years for men.

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At midlife, caregivers help parents, children and grandchildren-5162

At midlife, caregivers help parents, children and grandchildren

Given that people are experiencing longer lifespans, it may not be surprising that people in their middle ages find themselves caring for older relatives. A new report from the United Kingdom confirms that these caregivers may also be taking care of their children and grandchildren.

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In the US, 10% of grandparents live with a grandchild-5155

In the US, 10% of grandparents live with a grandchild

An analysis of data from four US federal surveys found that 10% of the 65 million grandparents in the country, or about seven million

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