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Titolo:
Interventions to promote physical activity by older adults
Autore:
King, AC;
Indirizzi:
Stanford Univ, Sch Med, Stanford Ctr Res Dis Prevent, Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA Stanford Univ Palo Alto CA USA 94304 Dis Prevent, Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNALS OF GERONTOLOGY SERIES A-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND MEDICAL SCIENCES
, volume: 56, anno: 2001,
pagine: 36 - 46
SICI:
1079-5006(200110)56:2<36:ITPPAB>2.0.ZU;2-1
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SIGNAL-DETECTION METHODOLOGY; OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY-DISEASE; SMOKING CESSATION; EXERCISE PROGRAM; SELF-EFFICACY; KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS; PARTICIPATION RATES; HEALTH PROMOTION; RANDOMIZED TRIAL; COMMUNITY SAMPLE;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
130
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: King, AC Stanford Univ, Sch Med, Stanford Ctr Res Dis Prevent, 730 Welch Rd,Suite B, Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA Stanford Univ 730 Welch Rd,Suite B Palo Alto CA USA 94304 304 USA
Citazione:
A.C. King, "Interventions to promote physical activity by older adults", J GERONT A, 56, 2001, pp. 36-46

Abstract

Physical inactivity has been established to be an independent risk factor for a range of chronic diseases and conditions that threaten the health of the nation. However, only a minority of the population is currently meetingthe recommended levels of regular physical activity, which have been linked with important health and quality-of-life benefits. Older adults are at particular risk for leading sedentary lifestyles. This article provides an overview of factors associated with physical activity for older adults and also describes potentially promising interventions for promoting regular physical activity in this growing population segment. Examples of interventions undertaken at personal and interpersonal as well as broader levels of analysis (e.g., environmental) are provided. Major issues currently facing thefield are discussed, including the ongoing challenge of developing assessment tools that are sensitive to the more moderate-intensity physical activities favored by older adults and the formidable task of combining clinical approaches with environmental and policy strategies aimed at combating thispublic health problem.

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