The Palgrave Handbook of Ageing and Physical Activity Promotion

  • Samuel R. Nyman
  • Anna Barker
  • Terry Haines
  • Khim Horton
  • Charles Musselwhite
  • Geeske Peeters
  • Christina R. Victor
  • Julia Katharina Wolff

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Section 1

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-23
    2. Robert L. Hill, Kristiann C. Heesch
      Pages 25-41
    3. Annemarie Koster, Sari Stenholm, Jennifer A. Schrack
      Pages 43-60
    4. Geeske Peeters, Sheila Tribess, Jair S. Virtuoso-Junior
      Pages 61-78
  3. Section 2

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-81
    2. Melanie K. Farlie, David A. Ganz, Terry P. Haines
      Pages 83-101
    3. Narelle S. Cox, Jennifer M. Patrick, Anne E. Holland
      Pages 123-144
    4. Monica Rodrigues Perracini, Sandra Maria Sbeghen Ferreira Freitas, Raquel Simoni Pires, Janina Manzieri Prado Rico, Sandra Regina Alouche
      Pages 145-163
    5. Nina Beyer, Charlotte Suetta
      Pages 185-205
  4. Section 3

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-209
    2. Angela Devereux-Fitzgerald, Laura McGowan, Rachael Powell, David P. French
      Pages 291-311
  5. Section 4

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-315

About this book


The ageing of our population is a key societal issue across the globe. Although people are living longer, they need to be living longer in good health to continue to enjoy quality of life and independence and to prevent rises in health and social care costs. This timely and ground-breaking volume will provide an up-to-date overview of the factors that promote physical activity in later life. 

Despite advances in the fields of gerontology and geriatrics, sports and exercise science, sociology, health psychology, and public health, knowledge is largely contained within disciplines as reflected in the current provision of academic texts on this subject. To truly address the present and substantial societal challenges of population ageing, a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach is required. This handbook will inform researchers, students, and practitioners on the current evidence base for what physical activities need to be promoted among older people and how they can be implemented to maximise engagement. This handbook will be an invaluable resource for researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and students across the social sciences.


Health studies Gerontology medical sociology health sociology epidemiology neurological conditions musculoskeletal conditions active aging cardiorespiratory conditions Social support for the elderly population studies gender studies sedentary behaviour sport for older people health psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Samuel R. Nyman
    • 1
  • Anna Barker
    • 2
  • Terry Haines
    • 3
  • Khim Horton
    • 4
  • Charles Musselwhite
    • 5
  • Geeske Peeters
    • 6
  • Christina R. Victor
    • 7
  • Julia Katharina Wolff
    • 8
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyBournemouth UniversityPooleUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Epidemiology and Preventive MedicineMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Department of PhysiotherapyMonash UniversityFrankstonAustralia
  4. 4.School of Health SciencesCity, University of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  5. 5.Centre for Innovative AgeingSwansea UniversitySwanseaUnited Kingdom
  6. 6.Global Brain Health InstituteTrinity College DublinDublinIreland
  7. 7.College of Health and Life SciencesBrunel UniversityUxbridgeUnited Kingdom
  8. 8.Institute of PsychogerontologyFriedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-NurembergNurembergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-71290-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-71291-8
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