Use it or lose it: a qualitative study of the maintenance of physical activity in older adults

Maula, Asiya, Lafond, Natasher, Orton, Elizabeth, Iliffe, Steve, Audsley, Sarah, Vedhara, Kavita and Kendrick, Denise (2019) Use it or lose it: a qualitative study of the maintenance of physical activity in older adults. BMC Geriatrics, 19 (1). p. 349. ISSN 1471-2318

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BACKGROUND: Lack of physical activity (PA) is a recognised global public health problem, which is increasing in prevalence with a detrimental impact on the pattern of disease worldwide. In the UK, older adults comprise the most sedentary group, with only 57% of males and 52% of females aged 65-74 years and 43% of males and 21% of females aged 75-84 years meeting PA recommendations. PA confers multiple health benefits including increased stamina, muscle, bone and joint strength, increased independence and reduced risk of falls in old age. Despite benefits experienced during time-limited PA programmes, increased PA is not always continued. This study aimed to provide a better understanding of PA maintenance behaviours in older people.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding information: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Primary Care Research, award number 264. Recipient – University of Nottingham.
Subjects: B100 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2021 14:29
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 14:30

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