Journal article

Guidance about age-friendly outdoor exercise equipment and associated strategies to maximise usability for older people

Pazit Levinger, Maya Panisset, Helen Parker, Frances Batchelor, Marian Tye, Keith D Hill

Health Promotion Journal of Australia | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

Outdoor exercise equipment has become popular as important environmental infrastructure to provide opportunities for physical activity and social connectedness in public settings. With higher sedentary behaviour and physical inactivity reported among older people, infrastructure changes and safe environments that promote older peoples' health and mobility are required. Due to ageing-related functional decline and health conditions associated with ageing, older adults may have special physical needs that require careful consideration when choosing outdoor equipment. However, limited information is available regarding the suitability of the types of exercise equipment for older people. This co..

View full abstract