Health promotion in later life: it's never too late.

Ronnie Goetzel, Kimberly Reynolds, Lester Breslow, William L. Roper, David Shechter, David C. Stapleton, Pauline J. Lapin, J. Michael McGinnis

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The clinical and epidemiological rationale for the health improvement benefits of health promotion in the later years of life are provided in this article. The authors review the emerging scientific consensus concerning the utility of lifestyle interventions for health improvement in the context of a narrowed definition of health promotion. Governmental initiatives for testing health promotion among Medicare beneficiaries are also discussed. Major research findings are reviewed and implications for health promotion practioners are also provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Promotion
Volume21
Issue number4
StatePublished - Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Goetzel, R., Reynolds, K., Breslow, L., Roper, W. L., Shechter, D., Stapleton, D. C., ... McGinnis, J. M. (2007). Health promotion in later life: it's never too late. American Journal of Health Promotion, 21(4).

Health promotion in later life : it's never too late. / Goetzel, Ronnie; Reynolds, Kimberly; Breslow, Lester; Roper, William L.; Shechter, David; Stapleton, David C.; Lapin, Pauline J.; McGinnis, J. Michael.

In: American Journal of Health Promotion, Vol. 21, No. 4, 03.2007.

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Goetzel, R, Reynolds, K, Breslow, L, Roper, WL, Shechter, D, Stapleton, DC, Lapin, PJ & McGinnis, JM 2007, 'Health promotion in later life: it's never too late.', American Journal of Health Promotion, vol. 21, no. 4.
Goetzel R, Reynolds K, Breslow L, Roper WL, Shechter D, Stapleton DC et al. Health promotion in later life: it's never too late. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2007 Mar;21(4).
Goetzel, Ronnie ; Reynolds, Kimberly ; Breslow, Lester ; Roper, William L. ; Shechter, David ; Stapleton, David C. ; Lapin, Pauline J. ; McGinnis, J. Michael. / Health promotion in later life : it's never too late. In: American Journal of Health Promotion. 2007 ; Vol. 21, No. 4.
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