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Research Update

The ALCOA Research Update takes cutting edge and practical research results in the field of physical activity and older adults and presents them in plain language for health practitioners, leaders and older adults.

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Active Living Tip Sheets:

Healthy Eating and Regular Physical Activity:
A Winning Combination for Older Adults
Issue Number 6 - March 2014 (PDF Format)

Preventing Falls in Older Adults NEW
Issue Number 5 - March 2014 (PDF Format)

Exercise for Your Heart's Sake:
It's Never Too Late

Issue Number 1 - October 2011 (PDF Format)

Aerobic Fitness for Older Adults
Issue Number 2 - October 2011 (PDF Format)

Brain Fitness: As Important as Body Fitness
Issue Number 3 - October 2011 (PDF Format)

The Power of Strength Training for Older Adults
Issue Number 4 - October 2011 (PDF Format)

Physical Activity and Cancer: From Prevention to Recovery. Issue No-12 September 2007 (In PDF Format):

Physical Activity and Mental Health. Issue No-11 April 2006 (In PDF Format):

Ageism and Active Living: Recognizing Social Barriers to Older Adult Participation.
Issue No 10-April 2005 (In PDF Format):

Exercise Programming for Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias.
Issue No 7-March 2004 (In PDF Format):

Monitoring and Evaluating Physical Activity Programs for Older Adults
Issue No 4-Mar 2003 (In PDF Format):

Issue No 4-Mar 2003 (In HTML Format):

Diabetes and Walking
Issue No 1-May 2001 (In PDF Format):

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