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There are at least five reasons for geropsychologists to be interested in physical activity. The first reason is that activity is a prominent life-span developmental personality variable. We will see that stable individual activity differences begin prenatally, are universally recognized as a major dimension of infant temperament, comprise a facet of introversion which is recognized as an important personality trait by all investigators, and remain stable throughout adult life. The ability to ambulate and lead an active life assumes greater importance with advanced age. Perception of health in oneself and others is directly proportional to physical activity. Active lifestyle, therefore, constitutes an important individual difference for geropsychologists.

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Physical Activity Sleep Disorder Aerobic Exercise Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome Sleep Onset 
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  • Warren W. Tryon
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyFordham UniversityBronxUSA

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