Exercise, Aging and Health
Overcoming Barriers to an Active Old Age
Appropriate for professionals in gerontology, sports psychology, health psychology, physical education and social science programs that deal with older populations and community resources, this book first discusses the pros and cons of physical activity for older persons. It then explores the theoretical reasons for which older people do not pursue physical activity and how to overcome this reluctance. There is a model included, as well as implications for future social policy.
"Cousins offers ample evidence that North Americans, especially women, are considerably less active than adults who live in other northern hemisphere countries. Her analysis of the demographics of older adults highlights the new challenges posed by the first generation to live long enough to be concerned with quality of life issues, such as promoting health care that gives more attention to chronic diseases." -- Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics