The role of sport in promoting physical activity among older people

Rachael C. Stone, Rylee A. Dionigi, Joseph Baker

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave handbook of ageing and physical activity promotion
EditorsSamuel R Nyman, Anna Barker, Terry Haines, Khim Horton, Charles Musselwhite, Geeske Peeters, Christina R. Victor, Julia Katharina Wolff
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783319712918
ISBN (Print)9783319712901
Publication statusPublished - 04 Apr 2018


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