Improving quality of life in old age: The role of regular physical activity

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Physical activity in old age has been shown to produce considerable physiological, psychological and social benefits. However, many older adults take very little exercise. Lack of facilities or meaningful role models together with social and cultural expectations concerning the appropriateness of physical activity for older adults have been cited as reasons for lack of involvement. The development of intergenerational programs is suggested as a potential means of increasing the proportion of older individuals who participate in regular physical exercise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-222
Number of pages5
JournalAging Male
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Old age
  • Physical Activity
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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