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National physical activity recommendations for older Australians: discussion document

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Publication date: 
January 2009
Publication type: 
Report
Intended audience: 
General public
Description: 

This document includes:

  • methods
  • physical activity patterns in older Australians
  • the health consequences of physical inactivity and the benefits of physical activity
  • determinants of physical activity behaviour in older people
  • measurement of physical activity in older people
  • a description and critique of existing guidelines and recommendations
  • physical activity options for older people: types and doses
  • physical activity considerations for population sub-groups
  • draft recommendations
  • where to next.