Barriers to an Active Lifestyle at Older Ages | JAMA Network Open

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What The Study Did: Factors associated with decreased physical activity and increased sedentary behavior in later life were older age, living alone, obesity, adverse health conditions and poor physical functioning according to results from this study of about 3,900 older adults with accelerometer data.

Authors: Mathilde Chen, Ph.D., of the Université de Paris, is the corresponding author.


Chen M, Yerramalla MS, van Hees VT, et al. Individual Barriers to an Active Lifestyle at Older Ages Among Whitehall II Study Participants After 20 Years of Follow-up. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(4):e226379. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.6379


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