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ERIC Number: EJ795635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Teaming up for Senior Fitness: A Group-Based Approach
Orsega-Smith, Elizabeth; Getchell, Nancy; Neeld, Kevin; MacKenzie, Sam
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v79 n1 p39-44 Jan 2008
The number of aging American continues to grow, which makes it essential for us to understand the unique gerontological health risks and concerns that exist for the aging population. In view of the staggering and increasing costs of Medicare and Medicaid--much of which is directed toward seniors--older adults would do well to look for ways to curb healthcare spending. One potential solution may come from increasing their physical activity levels. Physical activity provides a proven, non-drug intervention that improves overall health. However, studies have shown that older adults tend to drop out of physical activity programs. This article reviews the types of physical activity that have worked in previous research and offers some tools for improving existing programs or developing successful new ones that are motivating and fun, and that will lead to physical activity adherence and well-being. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States