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Michael LaMonte, Ph.D., M.P.H.

February 2018                                                                                                                                           

Latest News: Light physical activity and mortality in women aged 63 to 99

Women's Health Initiative

Common daily activities done by older, such as walking to the mailbox, strolling around the neighborhood, folding ... Click Here to Read More

January  2018          

Sedentary lifestyle in older women 'ages body cells'

BBC News

Women who lead a sedentary lifestyle have faster-ageing cells than those who exercise every day, research suggests...Click Here to Read More


December 2017

Older people need regular exercise, and studies find they are better off for it

The Washington Post

Older people have much to gain from regular exercise... Click Here to Read More

November 2017

This Woman is Strong and Healthy at 90. Here's How She Does It.

The Washington Post

At 90, Jane Josephs exercises at the YMCA every morning.  She is a Women's Health Initiative and WHISH woman... Click Here to Read More

October 2017

Perceiving oneself as less physically active is linked to a shorter lifespan

Stanford News

Research finds that people who think they are less active than others in a similar age bracket... Click Here to Read More


September 2017

A 2-Minute Walk May Counter the Harms of Sitting

The New York Times

A new study suggests that even a few minutes per hour of moving instead of remaining in a chair might reduce the harms of... Click Here to Read More

  August 2017

More evidence on the importance of physical activity for older adults

Stanford Medicine

A study published  in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that exercise programs can ease the burden of mobility issues among older adults...Click Here to Read More