Annu Rev Public Health 2022 Apr 15;43:439-459. Epub 2021 Dec 15.
Centre for Urban Transitions, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia.
By 2050, 20% of the world's population will be over the age of 65 years, with projections that 80% of older adults will be living in low- to middle-income countries. Physical inactivity and sedentary time are particularly high in older adults, presenting unique public health challenges. In this article, we first review evidence that points to multiple beneficial outcomes of active aging, including better physical function, cognitive function, mental health, social health, and sleep, and we suggest the need to shift the research focus from chronic disease outcomes to more relevantoutcomes that affect independence and quality of life. Read More