Identifying and Overcoming Older Adults’ Barriers to Physical Activity
Why do most older adults avoid participating in regular physical activity—even those who understand the importance of activity for their ongoing health?
Insights in a new research report can guide you in communicating about and providing fitness classes and other offerings that break down barriers, to get more older adults moving.
Stumbling Blocks: Identifying and Overcoming Older Adults’ Barriers to Physical Activity explores older adults’ beliefs regarding physical activity, individual physical ability, and psychosocial factors. You’ll learn
- how to overcome seemingly impossible barriers including mobility limitations and fear of injury
- how improving residents’ perceptions of aging can lead to greater levels of physical activity