Keywords

Adults 65+, Barriers to exercise, Elderly and exercise, Exercise, Motivation to exercise, Older adults

Abstract

This qualitative study uses interviews to examine factors explaining why 20 elderly individuals from a variety of occupations and still living in the community independently did or did not exercise. Within the limits of this qualitative study, the reasons elderly participants gave for avoiding exercise included fear of injury, joint pain, poor health, complications from various degenerative diseases, and a lack of enjoyment of exercise. The reasons for exercising included necessity due to post-heart attack motivation, work-site exercise program or equipment availability, opportunity to habituate work-related tasks, spouse support, history of exercise experience, ability to exercise without injury, enjoyment of family outings, and an appreciation of the enjoyment of exercise.

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Graduation Date

2004

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Rohter, F. D.

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

College

College of Education

Department

Curriculum and Instruction

Degree Program

Curriculum and Instruction

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0000015

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0000015

Language

English

Release Date

May 2004

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)

Subjects

Adults 65+; Barriers to exercise; Dissertations, Academic -- Education; Education -- Dissertations, Academic

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