Exercise and Nutritional Interventions for Older Adults
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020) | Viewed by 17879
Interests: biomechanics; motor control and learning; resistance training; sarcopenia; strength and conditioning; team sports
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Interests: healthy ageing; clinical nutrition in rehabilitation, aged care and vascular surgery; validity/reliability of nutrition screening and assessment instruments
Living to a ripe old age is the goal of many people, as it allows a vast variety of life experiences to be had, including having many years to know your children, grandchildren and perhaps great-grandchildren. What, then, may be some strategies that increase our chance to reach such an age and to maintain good health, wellbeing and independence in old age? While the healthcare systems in many Western countries focus on a pharmacological approach to this question, increasing evidence points to the importance of exercise (physical activity) and diet to achieve these outcomes. However, there are still many gaps in our knowledge regarding exercise and diet in improving the lives of older adults. For example, what constitutes the optimal exercise prescription and dietary intake is still not completely understood, especially for older adults with sarcopenia, frailty and other chronic diseases. Further, we have still not been overly effective in increasing the prevalence of physical activity and suitable dietary intakes for older adults throughout the world. We therefore welcome submissions of original research or systematic reviews examining the efficacy of different physical activity and nutritional strategies for older adults or studies examining ways in which we can increase the prevalence of adequate physical activity and dietary intakes for older adults.
Assoc. Prof. Justin Keogh
Prof. Michelle Miller
Dr. Brad Schoenfeld
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- Older adult
- Physical activity
- Protein intake