Physical activity patterns, assessment, and motivation in older adults

Sara Wilcox, Catrine E. Tudor-Locke, Barbara Ainsworth

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Abstract

The projected growth in the number of older adults, combined with the ageassociated increase in chronic diseases and disability, poses major health, economic, and social challenges to both developed and developing nations. These factors combined with the well-documented benefits of physical activity, even into old age, underscore the importance of studying physical activity and aging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGender, Physical Activity, and Aging
PublisherCRC Press
Pages13-39
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781420041095
ISBN (Print)9780849310270
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Health Professions(all)

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    Wilcox, S., Tudor-Locke, C. E., & Ainsworth, B. (2001). Physical activity patterns, assessment, and motivation in older adults. In Gender, Physical Activity, and Aging (pp. 13-39). CRC Press.