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dc.contributor.authorGrant, Bevan C.
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-24T04:33:15Z
dc.date.available2008-09-24T04:33:15Z
dc.date.issued2008-03
dc.identifier.citationGrant, B.C. (2008). Should physical activity be on the healthy ageing agenda? Social Policy Journal of New Zealand, 33, 163-177.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1177-9837
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/982
dc.description.abstractPhysical activity makes a notable contribution to one’s independence, ability to perform everyday tasks and quality of life in the later years, but engagement in this health-related behaviour decreases with age. It is therefore not surprising that numerous intervention strategies have been applied in many settings to encourage a physically active lifestyle. Nonetheless, these have little long-lasting effect. Knowing how best to promote such behaviour to people over 65 years old in a way that makes them feel I want to engage is still in its infancy. This paper reflects on how ageing influences the decisions people in later life make in relation to adopting a physically active lifestyle, and how any advocacy needs to look beyond the physical experience. Knowing of the potential benefits to be gained from this self-regulating behaviour means it warrants a more prominent place on the promoting healthy ageing agenda.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherMinistry of Social Developmenten_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.msd.govt.nz/about-msd-and-our-work/publications-resources/journals-and-magazines/social-policy-journal/index.htmlen_US
dc.rightsThis article has been published in the Social Policy Journal of New Zealand. © Copyright 2008 Bevan C. Grant.en_US
dc.subjectphysical activityen_US
dc.subjectagingen_US
dc.subjecthealthen_US
dc.titleShould physical activity be on the healthy ageing agenda?en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.relation.isPartOfSocial Policy Journal of New Zealanden_NZ
pubs.begin-page163en_NZ
pubs.elements-id33159
pubs.end-page177en_NZ
pubs.volume33en_NZ


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