Motivators, Barriers, and Beliefs Regarding Physical Activity in an Older Adult Population

  title={Motivators, Barriers, and Beliefs Regarding Physical Activity in an Older Adult Population},
  author={Ellen Costello and Marcia Kafchinski and JoEllen Vrazel and Patricia Sullivan},
  journal={Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy},
Background and Purpose:Regular physical activity (PA) plays an important role in improving and maintaining one's health, especially as one ages. Although many older Americans are aware of the benefits of regular PA, the majority do not participate in regular PA that meets recommended guidelines. The purpose of this study was to gain insight into the motivators, barriers, and beliefs regarding PA of independent-living older adults with easy access to fitness facilities. Methods:In this… 

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