The Built Environment, Physical Activity, and Aging in the United States: A State of the Science Review

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Article - Merrimack Access Only

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Journal of Aging & Physical Activity


Human Kenetics Journals

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Abstract/ Summary

The article focuses on physical activity guidelines for older people in the U.S., and how built environment can affect health-related behavior. It is stated that physical activity offers several benefits for older adults, including preservation of muscle and bone mass, improving glucose control, cardiovascular health, and stability. It is stated that increasing physical activity is necessary to support successful aging, which includes reducing the chances of diseases.