Volume 13

Edited 2018 - ISBN: 978-1-138-05213-0
Ageing, Physical Activity and Health - International Perspectives
Edited by Karin Volkwein-Caplan and Jasmin Tahmaseb McConatha


This book examines the challenges presented by an ageing global population, our varying expectations of healthy ageing, and the importance of exercise and physical activity for the elderly.


Drawing on empirical research from around the world, it considers the factors that influence health and well-being in later life and compares practices and policies designed to promote healthy ageing. It presents case studies from 15 countries spanning Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia, and sheds light on how attitudes to physical activity differ across nations, regions and cultures.


The publication is important reading for all students, researchers and practitioners with an interest in physical activity, public health, exercise science or gerontology.


You can order the publication through the Routledge website.

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