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Physical Activity Interventions: Effects on Physical Health, Cognition, and Psychological Well-Being Among Older Adults
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2023 (Open) Submit Now
Weiyun Chen, PhD, Associate Professor
School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48109
Research Interests: Physical activity interventions; Cognitive functions; Physical activity behaviors; Physical fitness; Mental health and psychological well-being; Mixed-methods evaluation; Implementation outcomes evaluation
About This Topic
Regular physical activity is essential to improving and maintaining physical health, cognitive functions, and psychological well-being for older adults aged 65 and older. 2018 Physical Activity (PA) Guidelines recommend that older adults participate in at least 150 minutes of moderate PA per week. This should include aerobic endurance, muscle strength/endurance, flexibility, and balance exercises. Unfortunately, an objective measure of PA shows that <3% of older adults meet the recommended weekly minutes of PA. Thus, there is an urgent need for developing and implementing innovative intervention approaches to promoting and sustaining physical activity behaviors that contributing to improve physical health, cognition, and psychological well-being among older adults.
To help address the critical issue, this Special Issue is to call for original research articles and review articles that investigate effects of physical activity interventions on physical health, cognition, and psychological well-being among older adults.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
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Received: 03 July 2022; Published: 26 December 2022; doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2204218
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