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Author O'Brien Cousins, Sandra.

Title Exercise, aging, and health : overcoming barriers to an active old age / Sandra O'Brien Cousins
Published Philadelphia, PA : Taylor & Francis, [1998]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  613.70446 Obr/Eaa  AVAILABLE
Description xx, 261 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Pt. 1. Living Longer and Aging Better. Ch. 1. Aging Poorly with Sedentary Living. Ch. 2. A Demographic Profile of Adults Born Before 1921. Ch. 3. Activity Patterns - Past and Present. Ch. 4. Risks of Late-Life Exercise. Ch. 5. Benefits of Exercise Participation. Ch. 6. Older Adult Beliefs About Exercise with Wonita Janzen. Ch. 7. Reversing the Downward Spiral with Art C. Burgess. Ch. 8. Survival Skills for Independent Living -- Pt. 2. Toward a Theory of Older Adult Exercise Motivation. Ch. 9. Perspectives in Health Psychology. Ch. 10. Contextual Explanations. Ch. 11. Cognitive Explanations. Ch. 12. The Synthesis of Theory: A Composite Model. Ch. 13. A Self-Talk Model of Exercise Motivation. Ch. 14. Research Challenges: The Limits of Current Knowledge. Ch. 15. Policy Implications
Summary Exercise, Aging, and Health examines how social, cognitive, biological, and contextual forces influence activity patterns. Part One summarizes the scientific evidence regarding the effects of exercise among older adults, then contrasts it with the known risks of physical activity among the elderly. The author provides guidelines for safe and easy movements that will increase both strength and mobility. Part Two presents theories regarding older adult activity behavior and considers reasons for this population's reluctance to participate in regular physical activity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-256) and index
Notes Also available in print edition
Subject Older people -- Health and hygiene.
Exercise for older people.
LC no. 97037825
ISBN 1560324139 case alkaline paper
1560324147 paperback alkaline paper
Other Titles Exercise, aging, and health
OTHER TI Taylor & Francis EBS Perpetual 2017