Commencing resistance training in later life: Older adults' perspectives

Henwood, Tim (2005). Commencing resistance training in later life: Older adults' perspectives. In: , 38th National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology Abstracts. AAG 2005: Australian Association of Gerontology 38th Annual Conference. Exploring the Meaning of Ageing Through Practice, Policy and Research, Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia, (A10-A10). 9-11 November 2005.


Author Henwood, Tim
Title of paper Commencing resistance training in later life: Older adults' perspectives
Conference name AAG 2005: Australian Association of Gerontology 38th Annual Conference. Exploring the Meaning of Ageing Through Practice, Policy and Research
Conference location Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia
Conference dates 9-11 November 2005
Convener The Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG)
Proceedings title 38th National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology Abstracts   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Australasian Journal on Ageing   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Publication Year 2005
Sub-type Published abstract
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2005.00130.x
ISSN 1440-6381
1741-6612
Volume 24
Issue Supp. s2
Start page A10
End page A10
Total pages 1
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary Resistance training commenced later in life has been shown to have significant physical, psychometrical and functional benefits for older individuals. However, while such research evidence is well known to the scientific community, the translation of these finding to practice has received less attention. Particularly neglected in relation to resistance training is an understanding of the motivation and experience of older people. The purpose of this paper is to present findings from a University of Queensland study about the reasons older adults undertaken resistance training and their knowledge of the benefits.

While to some extent these results suggest public knowledge reflects current evidence, it appears that for the older adult a number of key resistance training benefits still remain unknown.
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Publication date: November 2005. Published under "Weight watchers: Strength, resistance and conditioning programs" as Abstract #28.

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery Publications
 
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