Exercise, Aging, and Health: Overcoming Barriers to an Active Old Age
Exercise, Aging, and Health examines how social, cognitive, biological, and contextual forces influence activity patterns. Part One summarizes the scientific evidence regarding the effects of exercise among older adults, then contrasts it with the known risks of physical activity among the elderly. The author provides guidelines for safe and easy movements that will increase both strength and mobility. Part Two presents theories regarding older adult activity behavior and considers reasons for this population's reluctance to participate in regular physical activity.
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A Demographic Profile of Adults Born Before 1921
Activity PatternsPast and Present
Risks of LateLife Exercise
Benefits of Exercise Participation
Older Adult Beliefs About Exercise
Analyzing the Dialogue of Older Adults
Reversing the Downward Spiral
Survival Skills for Independent Living
PART TWO TOWARD A THEORY OF OLDER ADULT
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