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

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

by Sandra O'Brien Cousins
     
 

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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

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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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Despite exercise scientists' recommendations, few elderly Canadians are out sweatin' to the oldies. O'Brien (physical education and recreation, U. of Alberta) summarizes the scientific evidence regarding the effects of exercise among older adults, contrasting it with the known risks and providing guidelines for safe and easy movements. She presents theories regarding older adult activity behavior and considers reasons for the reluctance to participate in regular physical activity. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781317763451
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/09/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
250
File size:
4 MB

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