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      Barriers and motivations to exercise in older adults.

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      Preventive medicine
      Elsevier BV

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          Abstract

          Although exercise is an established component in the management of many chronic diseases associated with aging, activity levels tend to progressively decline with increasing age. Given the growing proportion of older adults, these suboptimal levels of physical activity represent an increasing public health problem. The predicators of adherence elucidated in younger adults are unreliable in elderly populations. Age-specific barriers and motivators unique to this cohort are relevant and must be acknowledged. The identification of reliable predictors of exercise adherence will allow healthcare providers to effectively intervene and change patterns of physical activity in sedentary elderly. In particular, because older patients respect their physician's advice and have regular contact with their family doctor, physicians can play a key and pivotal role in the initiation and maintenance of exercise behavior among the older population.

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          Journal
          Prev Med
          Preventive medicine
          Elsevier BV
          0091-7435
          0091-7435
          Nov 2004
          : 39
          : 5
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Florida Atlantic University, Davie, FL 33314, USA. karenschutzer@hotmail.com
          Article
          S0091743504002026
          10.1016/j.ypmed.2004.04.003
          15475041
          c23ba7b5-2a1e-4cdd-85ec-d857b7896e40
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