Sam Norton, Fiona E Matthews, Deborah E Barnes, Prof Kristine Yaffe, Prof Carol Brayne (United Kingdom) - Research Article
660. Potential for primary prevention of Alzheimer's disease: an analysis of population-based data
Find out about the risk factors for Alzheimer's disease, including physical activity, in this new international analysis.
Karen Milton, Rona Macniven & Adrian Bauman (Australia) - Research Article
631. Review of the epidemiological evidence for physical activity and health from low- and middle-income countries
Take a look at this new review of the broad range of health benefits of physical activity in low and middle income countries around the world.
Mark Hamer, Emmanuel Stamatakis (United Kingdom) - Research Article
597. Prospective Study of Sedentary Behavior, Risk of Depression, and Cognitive Impairment
Learn about the links between different types of sedentary behavior and aspects of mental health.
Public Health England (United Kingdom) - Strategy Document
516. Health Impact of Physical Inactivity (HIPA)
The HIPI has been developed by Public Health England to estimate how many cases of certain diseases could be prevented in each local authority in England, if the population aged 40-79 were to engage in recommended amounts of physical activity.
The Lancet (United Kingdom) - Research Article
417. The Lancet Series on physical activity
This recent publication on physical actviity covers the global impact of physical inactivity on non-communicable diseases, current levels of physical activity and trends, reasons for and against participating in physical activity and how to effectively promote physical activity.
Marie-Noël Vercambre et al (United States) - Research Article
65. Physical Activity and Cognition in Women With Vascular Conditions
Individuals with vascular disease or risk factors have substantially higher rates of cognitive decline, yet little is known about means of maintaining cognition in this group.
KI Erickson et al (United States) - Research Article
4. Exercise training increases size of hippocampus
The hippocampus shrinks in late adulthood, leading to impaired memory and increased risk for dementia. These theoretically important findings indicate that aerobic exercise training is effective at reversing hippocampal volume loss in late adulthood, which is accompanied by improved memory function.
Etgen, Thorleif et al (Germany) - Research Article
218. Physical Activity and Incident Cognitive Impairment in Elderly Persons The INVADE Study
The benefits of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases is well-established and there is also emerging evidence of the benefits of physical activity for mental health, although less well-known. The links between physical activity and cognitive impairment or decline is currently equivocal. This German study examined longitudinal associations between physical activity and incident cognitive impairment.
Sun, Qi (United States) - Research Article
216. Physical Activity at Midlife in Relation to Successful Survival in Women at Age 70 Years
Physical activity is a well-established approach to reducing risks of many chronic diseases and premature death. Whether physical activity is also associated with improved overall health and wellbeing at older ages is unclear. The purpose of this study was to explore the relation between midlife physical activity, including walking, and successful aging as measured by a full spectrum of health outcomes, including incidence of chronic diseases, cognitive and physical functioning and mental status.