Physical activity enhances long-term quality of life in older adults: efficacy, esteem, and affective influences.

@article{Elavsky2005PhysicalAE,
  title={Physical activity enhances long-term quality of life in older adults: efficacy, esteem, and affective influences.},
  author={Steriani Elavsky and Edward McAuley and Robert W Motl and James F. Konopack and David Xavier Marquez and Liang Hu and Gerald J. Jerome and Ed Diener},
  journal={Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={138-45}
}
BACKGROUND Physical activity has been effective in enhancing quality of life (QOL) of older adults over relatively short periods of time. However, little is known about the long-term effects of physical activity and even less about the possible mediators of this relationship. PURPOSE We examined the mediating effects of psychological variables on the relationship between physical activity and global QOL (satisfaction with life) in older adults over a 4-year period. METHODS Participants (N… CONTINUE READING

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