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About the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity

The Journal of Aging and Physical Activity (JAPA) provides researchers and practitioners with up-to-date scientific information that can be applied directly to practise.

It focuses on the ageing process and the role of physical activity in promoting health and preventing or delaying the onset of disability. 31 more words

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Does playing video games constitute a workout?

The benefits of a variety of physical and social activities such as gardening, resistance training and walking have already been examined for older nursing home residents. 180 more words

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Aerobic exercise may slow dementia

A twice-weekly exercise routine may help to slow down the advance of dementia, a small study has suggested.

Researchers have found that regular aerobic exercise boosts hippocampal volume in women whose intellectual capacity has been affected by age. 252 more words

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Managing sports organisations

Contemporary Leadership in Sport Organizations combines recent research on leadership with practical application of the skills and knowledge that students will need to succeed in their chosen career. 82 more words

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Huge increase in steroid use

With increasing numbers of people across the UK injecting themselves with steroids, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has updated its guideline on the provision of needle and syringe programmes for adults and young people. 181 more words

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Strength-building exercises help adolescents reduce health risks

The treatment for adolescent obesity and associated health problems has focused mostly on diet modifications and aerobic exercise such as walking or swimming.

But a recent research study concludes that adding strength-building exercises will help adolescents reduce the risks of conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and other health problems. 159 more words

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Vigorous exercise could prevent 10% of flu cases

Doing at least two and a half hours of vigorous exercise each week cuts the chance of developing flu, new data suggests.

Around 4,800 people took part in this year’s online… 231 more words

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