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Pathways to Healthy Aging: Investigating the Association Between Depressive Symptoms and Physical Activities on Four-Year Changes in Physical Symptoms

Poster Session IV - Board: IV-066
Saturday, May 23, 2009, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Golden Gate Exhibit Hall

Rebecca Rueggeberg
Concordia University, Canada

Carsten Wrosch
Concordia University, Canada

Fatima Amari
Concordia University, Canada

This study indicates that older adults’ participation in a physically active lifestyle appears to be an adaptive process that buffers the adverse effects of depressive symptoms on physical health in old age. Implications of the findings for pathways to successful aging will be discussed.

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Festschrift for Donald Stein