elder health

Walkability and self-rated health in primary care patients

The costs of physical inactivity are beginning to be recognized. Research to pinpoint these costs will provide needed information for researchers and policy-makers to develop cost-effective physical activity promotion programs.
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The determinants of walking velocity in the elderly

This study sought to determine predictors of walking velocity in the elderly.
Author(s):
Rowland W.
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The recovery of walking ability and subclassification of stroke

The recovery of walking after a stroke is a key functional goal for many patients. Reports vary, but approximately 50-80% of patients will regain some degree of walking ability following stroke (Skilbeck et al., 1983).
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Foot pressure distribution during walking in young and old adults

Measurement of foot pressure distribution (FPD) is clinically useful for evaluation of foot and gait pathologies. The effects of healthy aging on FPD during walking are not well known.
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Tai Chi versus brisk walking in elderly women

The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of a short style of Tai Chi versus brisk walking training programme on aerobic capacity, heart rate variability (HRV), strength, flexibility, balance, psychological status and quality of life in elderly women.
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Walking for health (Agewell)

Website promoting walking for older people
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Age Concern North Shore
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Living Streets Aotearoa is the New Zealand organisation for people on foot, promoting walking-friendly communities. We are a nationwide organisation with local branches and affiliates throughout New Zealand.

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