Print Email Facebook Twitter Enhancing physical activity as lifestyle behavior in older persons Title Enhancing physical activity as lifestyle behavior in older persons: The Rome statement Author Freiberger, E. Rydwik, E. Chorus, A. Tak, E. Delecluse, C. Schena, F. Waaler, N. Laventure, B. van Meeteren, N. Publication year 2018 Abstract Within the context of a globally aging population and associated age-related changes to social relationships and individual psycho-physiology, a coalition of mostly European Union (EU) organizations concerned with physical activity in older persons was formed in 2013. The coalition examined worldwide decreases in physical activity among older adults, and the resulting negative effects on health and function for those individuals. After holding expert panel meetings, the coalition developed recommendations about how to address macro- and microlevel changes to increase and sustain physical activity among older populations across Europe. The recommendations were then compiled into a consensus document called “the Rome Statement”, aimed at older adults, policy makers, researchers, and private and public professionals. This article presents the Rome Statement and its recommendations, and discusses how the statement can be broadly disseminated, considered, and implemented. © 2018 Human Kinetics, Inc. Subject Older persons/agingPhysical activity disseminationRecommendationAgedAgingConsensusEuropeEuropean UnionHumanLifestyleOrganizationPysical activityPsychophysiologyScientistSocial interactionLifeCH - Child Health To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:ef917a55-70a7-4c0b-9fa5-9800da6df76d DOI https://doi.org/10.1123/japa.2017-0001 TNO identifier 788770 ISSN 1063-8652 Source Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 26 (26), 345-351 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.