The GALM effect study: changes in physical activity, health and fitness of sedentary and underactive older adults aged 55-65

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Regular physical activity is considered to be an important component of a
healthy lifestyle that decreases the risk of coronary heart disease, diabetes
mellitus type 2, hypertension, colon and breast cancer, obesity and other
debilitating conditions. Physical activity can also improve functional
capacity and therefore also the quality of life in older adults. Despite all these
favorable effects, a substantial part of the Dutch older adult population still
underactive or even sedentary. To change this for the beĴer, the Groningen
Active Living Model (GALM) was developed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009



  • older adults
  • physical activity
  • fitness
  • health

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