Given the global shift in age demographics in conjunction with an emphasis on facilitating healthy ageing, there is increased promotion and opportunity for physical activity participation in later life. This chapter focuses on older adults who compete in sport (i.e., masters athletes) and how they can help us understand the ageing process. While masters athletes may challenge traditionally negative views of ageing, the value and implications of sport participation for older persons are heavily nuanced.
|Title of host publication||The Palgrave handbook of ageing and physical activity promotion|
|Editors||Samuel R Nyman, Anna Barker, Terry Haines, Khim Horton, Charles Musselwhite, Geeske Peeters, Christina R. Victor, Julia Katharina Wolff|
|Place of Publication||Cham, Switzerland|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 04 Apr 2018|
Stone, R. C., Dionigi, R. A., & Baker, J. (2018). The role of sport in promoting physical activity among older people. In S. R. Nyman, A. Barker, T. Haines, K. Horton, C. Musselwhite, G. Peeters, C. R. Victor, & J. K. Wolff (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of ageing and physical activity promotion (pp. 673-691). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71291-8_33