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PoliFIT-INFOcus: A pilot study exploring how to promote physical activity in older people

Published:September 26, 2018DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2018.09.003
      The amount of physical activity (PA) recommended for the elderly is the same as for adults aged 18–64 [ ]; however, older people are less keen to attend gyms regularly. Exercise group-based programs led by professionals are effective in increasing PA [
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      ] but, because of sustainability issues, they often have a limited duration, rendering difficult the beneficial behavioral modifications to persist over time.
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