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Promoting physical activity and exercise in older adults.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16765867     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although the benefits of increased physical activity and exercise are universally recognized, many older persons remain sedentary, and relatively few achieve recommended levels of activity. Effective interventions to reverse the lack of physical activity in older adults are clearly needed. By understanding correlates of inactivity and appreciating those factors that contribute to a sedentary lifestyle, appropriate strategies can be employed to help order patients reap the benefits of increased physical activity and exercise. In this article, we offer to the reader a brief overview of the field as well as our own thoughts on how clinicians might help individual patients at a more practical level.
Edward Kwok-Ho Hui; Laurence Z Rubenstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Medical Directors Association     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1525-8610     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Med Dir Assoc     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-12     Completed Date:  2006-08-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100893243     Medline TA:  J Am Med Dir Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  310-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1692, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged* / physiology,  psychology
Attitude to Health
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Counseling / organization & administration
Exercise* / physiology,  psychology
Geriatric Assessment
Geriatrics / organization & administration*
Health Behavior
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Promotion / organization & administration*
Health Services Needs and Demand
Life Style
Long-Term Care
Nursing Homes
Patient Education as Topic / organization & administration
Physician's Practice Patterns / organization & administration
Physician's Role
Risk Assessment
Risk Reduction Behavior

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