Active Ageing: A Novel Dynamic Exercise Initiative for Older People to Improve Health and Well-Being

Sales, Myrla (2017) Active Ageing: A Novel Dynamic Exercise Initiative for Older People to Improve Health and Well-Being. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

Abstract

Falls and related injuries are the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in people aged 65 years and older. Despite all the many health benefits already reported from regular exercise participation including reduction of falls, this population group is still reported to be inadequately physically active. Therefore, it is critical to develop and validate new options that can enhance exercise uptake, sustain participation of this group and reduce their risk of having falls.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/35041
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Current > FOR Classification > 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Current > Division/Research > College of Sports and Exercise Science
Keywords exercise park intervention, senior exercise parks, exercising, elderly, exercise participation, social activities, physical activity, community, rehabilitation, quality of life, balance, muscle strength, physical function, self-esteem, self-perceptions, wellbeing, Australia
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