The national blueprintfor promoting physical activity in the mid-life and olderadult population

Wojciech Chodzko-Zajko, Lisa Sheppard, Chae Hee Park, Jane Senior, Robin Mockenhaupt, Terry Bazzarre

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The National Blueprint: Increasing Physical Activity Among Adults Age 50 and Older was designed to develop a national strategy for the promotion of physically active lifestyles among the mid-life and older adult population. The Blueprint identifies barriers to physical activity in the areas of research, home and community programs, medical systems, public policy and advocacy, and marketing and communications. In addition, the Blueprint proposes a number of concrete strategies that could be employed in order to overcome the barriers to physical activity in society at large. This paper summarizes and reviews progress achieved in advancing each of the 18 strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-11
Number of pages10
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2005


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  • Education

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