Exercise, Aging and Health: Overcoming Barriers to an Active Old Age

1st Edition

Sandra O'Brien Cousins

Taylor & Francis
Published February 1, 1998
Reference - 250 Pages
ISBN 9781560324140 - CAT# RT18795

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Summary

Appropriate for professionals in gerontology, sports psychology, health psychology, physical education and social science programs that deal with older populations and community resources, this book first discusses the pros and cons of physical activity for older persons. It then explores the theoretical reasons for which older people do not pursue physical activity and how to overcome this reluctance. There is a model included, as well as implications for future social policy.

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