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Title Ageing, physical activity and health : international perspectives / edited by Karin Volkwein-Caplan and Jasmin Tahmaseb McConatha
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
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Series ICSSPE perspectives
ICSSPE perspectives.
Contents Part I : Importance of culture, community, and the impact of well-being in the aging process -- The social and cultural context of well-being and physical activity in later life in the USA / Jasmin Tahmaseb McConatha, Karin Volkwein-Caplan, Amarachi Akwarandu -- The active ageing paradigm and physical activity of older people in Germany / Ilse Hartmann-Tews -- Global aging in Portugal / Pedro G. Carvalho, Ana Pereira, Anabela Almeida, Rita Palmeira-de-Oliveira, Aldo M. Costa -- Functional characteristics of older adults in Mexico and Latin America: Health promotion programs / Oswaldo Ceballos-Gurrola, Norma Angélica Borbón, Magdalena Soledad Chavero, Nancy Cristina Banda Sauceda, Martha Ornelas, Rosa Olivia Méndez, Rosa María Cruz Castruita -- Aging in Ghana: A public health and cultural perspective / Delali Margaret Badasu, Richmond Aryeetey, Bella Bello Bitugu, Reginald Ocansey -- Part II : Effects of physical activity and exercise on the aging population -- Aging and health promotion in Brazil / Maria Beatriz Rocha Ferreira, Antonia Dalla Pria Bankoff, Eliana Lucia Ferreira -- Healthy aging in Cuba through physical activity / Marta Cañizares Hernández -- Aging and fitness programs: Influencing factors, professional intervention, and challenges in Spain / María Dolores González-Rivera -- Physical activity, health, and body image of older adults in the Czech Republic / Ludmila Fialova -- Active and fit while climbing the ladder of life: Physical activity in old age in the young country Israel / Yael Netz -- Aging, health, and physical activity in Iran / Maryam Koushkie Jahromi -- Part III : Chronic conditions and the impact of physical activity and exercise -- Coping with chronic illness in the twenty-first century: The global diabetes crisis / Jasmin Tahmaseb McConatha, Elizabeth Raymond -- Education, physical activity, and healthy aging in Italy: Theoretical and operating dimensions / Antonia Cunti, Sergio Bellantonio -- Achieving active and healthy aging in Sri Lanka / Malathie P. Dissanayake
Summary "One of the most pressing questions facing society today is how to care for its burgeoning elderly population. By the year 2050, experts predict that one third of the world's population will be over 60 years old. Health promotion for the elderly is therefore becoming an increasingly important topic in public policy and planning. This book examines the challenges presented by an ageing global population, our varying expectations of healthy ageing, and the importance of exercise and physical activity for the elderly. Drawing on empirical research from around the world, it considers the factors that influence health and well-being in later life and compares practices and policies designed to promote healthy ageing. It presents case studies from 15 countries spanning Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia, and sheds light on how attitudes to physical activity differ across nations, regions and cultures. Ageing, Physical Activity and Health: International Perspectives is important reading for all students, researchers and practitioners with an interest in physical activity, public health, exercise science or gerontology."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Aging -- Health aspects.
Exercise for older people.
Older people -- Health and hygiene.
Healthy Aging.
Form Electronic book
Author Volkwein-Caplan, Karin A. E., 1959- editor
ISBN 1315167999 (electronic bk.)
1351684647 (electronic bk.)
9781315167992 (electronic bk.)
9781351684644 (electronic bk.)