Subject Term: Health: Physical

Dances for a Variable Population performers dance in unison.

Partnerships Key to Sustainability for Dances for a Variable Population

Through clear and innovative programming, active demonstration of program benefits, and equal investment in their community of teaching artists and participants, Dances for a Variable Population (DVP) has been able to build successful, lasting relationships with a variety of partner organizations. These partnerships have formed the backbone of their programming, and sustained them throughout the 15 years of their existence.

The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA)

From the ELSA website:

“The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) collects data from people aged over 50 to understand all aspects of ageing in England. More than 18,000 people have taken part in the study since it started in 2002, with the same people re-interviewed every two years.

ELSA collects information on people’s physical and mental health, wellbeing, finances and attitudes around ageing and how these change over time. Data from ELSA participants informs policy across all aspects of ageing including health and social care, retirement and pensions policy, and social and civic participation.”

Age No Barrier to ‘China’s Hottest Grandpa’

This article focuses on Wang Deshun, an in-demand fashion model who, at 80, walked the runway during China Fashion Week in 2015. Deshun shares how he became an overnight internet sensation in China, his dedication to exercise and why it’s never too late to try new things.

Growing Older With Health and Vitality: A Nexus of Physical Activity, Exercise and Nutrition.

The preservation of skeletal muscle mass and strength with advancing age are critical aspects of ageing with health and vitality. Physical inactivity and poor nutrition are known to accelerate the gradual age-related decline in muscle mass and strength-sarcopenia-however, both are subject to modification. The main purpose of this review is to present the latest, evidence-based recommendations for physical activity and exercise, as well as diet for older adults that would help in preserving muscle mass and strength.