Journal article

Factors influencing physical activity participation among older people with low activity levels

R Rai, MI Jongenelis, B Jackson, RU Newton, S Pettigrew

Ageing and Society | Published : 2019

Abstract

AbstractDespite the well-documented health benefits of physical activity in older adults, participation levels remain low. With rapid global population ageing, intensive efforts are needed to encourage higher levels of participation to ameliorate the negative effects of physical inactivity for older individuals and society as a whole. The aim of this qualitative study was to inform future physical activity promotion interventions by examining factors contributing to low activity levels among older people undertaking less than half the recommended level of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 102 (65% female) community-dwelling Western ..

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