Journal article

Physical activity in former elite cricketers and strategies for promoting physical activity after retirement from cricket: a qualitative study

Stephanie R Filbay, Felicity L Bishop, Nicholas Peirce, Mary E Jones, Nigel K Arden

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The health benefits of professional sport dissipate after retirement unless an active lifestyle is adopted, yet reasons for adopting an active or inactive lifestyle after retirement from sport are poorly understood. Elite cricket is all-encompassing, requiring a high volume of activity and unique physical demands. We aimed to identify influences on physical activity behaviours in active and insufficiently active former elite cricketers and provide practical strategies for promoting physical activity after cricket retirement. DESIGN: 18 audio-recorded semistructured telephone interviews were performed. An inductive thematic approach was used and coding was iterative and data-drive..

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