The Palgrave Handbook of Ageing and Physical Activity Promotion

Authors: Nyman, S.R.

Editors: Nyman, S.R., Barker, A., Haines, T., Horton, K., Musselwhite, C.B.A., Peeters, G., Victor, C.R. and Wolff, J.K.

Pages: 1-19

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

Place of Publication: London

ISBN: 978-3319712901

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-71291-8

This chapter serves as an introduction to the handbook. It outlines the rationale, scope, and contents of the handbook. Definitions and distinctions are provided for the key terms for this handbook: ‘physical activity’ and ‘older people’. The chapter then argues for the adoption of an ecological approach that encompasses the different relevant disciplines for understanding and promoting physical activity among older people. A theoretical framework for synthesising the different disciplines will be presented along with examples to demonstrate the importance of each discipline within the model. The chapter concludes with implications for practitioners promoting physical activity among older people.

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Authors: Nyman, S.R., Barker, A., Haines, T., Horton, K., Musselwhite, C., Peeters, G., Victor, C.R. and Wolff, J.K.

Pages: 1-758

ISBN: 9783319712901

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-71291-8

© Samuel R. Nyman, Anna Barker Terry Haines, Khim Horton, Charles Musselwhite, Geeske Peeters, Christina R. Victor, Julia Katharina Wolff. 2018. The ageing of our population is a key societal issue across the globe. Although people are living longer, they need to be living longer in good health to continue to enjoy quality of life and independence and to prevent rises in health and social care costs. This timely and ground-breaking volume will provide an up-to-date overview of the factors that promote physical activity in later life. 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 handbook will inform 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. This handbook will be an invaluable resource for researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and students across the social sciences.

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Authors: Nyman, S.R., Barker, A., Haines, T., Horton, K., Musselwhite, C., Peeters, G., Victor, C.R. and Wolff, J.K.

Pages: vii

ISBN: 9783319712901

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-71291-8

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