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Increasing physical activity participation among 50-plus adults: a new approach by Kay Van Norman

The past decade’s advances in age-appropriate fitness programming, equipment and instruction have failed to persuade the vast majority of older adults to become physically active. Health promotion specialists discuss such barriers to participation as programming and staff, transportation, cost, environment, and accessibility. However, even in the absence of any of these barriers (senior housing), the majority of 50-plus adults are still not committed to regular physical activity. Obviously, other significant issues exist that the active aging field has yet to address.

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