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The Palgrave Handbook of Ageing and Physical Activity Promotion / Nyman Samuel; Anna Barker; Khim Horton; Charles Musselwhite; Geeske Peeters; Christina Victor; Julia Katharina Wolff

Swansea University Author: Musselwhite, Charles

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Despite advances in the fields of gerontology and geriatrics, sports and exercise science, sociology, health psychology, and public health, knowledge is largely contained within disciplines as reflected in the current provision of academic texts on this subject. To truly address the present and subs...

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ISBN: 978-3-319-71290-1 978-3-319-71291-8
Published: London, UK. Palgrave 2018
Online Access: http://www.springer.com/gb/book/9783319712901
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa36151
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Abstract: Despite advances in the fields of gerontology and geriatrics, sports and exercise science, sociology, health psychology, and public health, knowledge is largely contained within disciplines as reflected in the current provision of academic texts on this subject. To truly address the present and substantial societal challenges of population ageing, a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach is required. This edited volume informs researchers, students, and practitioners on the current evidence base for what physical activities need to be promoted among older people and how they can be implemented to maximise engagement. The Palgrave Handbook of Physical Activity Promotion Among Older People allows the many and varied theoretical perspectives, research findings, and conceptual discussions to come together. This handbook is an invaluable resource for researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and students across the social sciences.
Keywords: ageing, gerontology, physical activity, mobility, health, wellbeing, health promotion
College: College of Human and Health Sciences