Published: 26 September 2018
Author(s): S. Damanti, D. Azzolino, S. Riva, A. Cano, M. Marcucci, The FOCUS Project collaborators, G. Bernardelli, C. Roncaglione, B. D'Avanzo, A. Nobili, C.M. Jarach, M. Tettamanti, M. Cesari
Section: Letter to the Editor

The amount of physical activity (PA) recommended for the elderly is the same as for adults aged 18–64 [1]; however, older people are less keen to attend gyms regularly. Exercise group-based programs led by professionals are effective in increasing PA [2] but, because of sustainability issues, they often have a limited duration, rendering difficult the beneficial behavioral modifications to persist over time.

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