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stay active, physical activity, ageing and health study
8th January 2014
British Geriatrics Society
31st October 2013, Age and Ageing
Retirement is a major life change that is likely to affect lifestyles and yet little is still known about its influence on physical activity (PA). This study objectively quantified sedentary behaviour and ambulatory activity outcomes in retired and non-retired older, community-dwelling adults.
Dr Elaine Murtagh, Mary Immaculate College
- Professor Marie Murphy, Physical Activity and Health, University Ulster
- Dr Niamh Murphy, Physical Activity and Public Health, Waterford Institute of Technology
- Dr Catherine Woods, Physical Activity and Public Health, Dublin City University
- Dr Aoife Lane, Research Methods and Statistics in Exercise and Health, Waterford Institute Technology
Regular moderate exercise is very important for maintaining good health in older age. This project will examine some of the factors linked with physical activity, such as socio-economic status, education level and access to leisure facilities.
It will assess the relationship between physical activity and self-reported health status as well as objective measures of cardiovascular disease risk.
Dr Murtagh’s research may help policy makers design interventions most likely to increase physical activity among older people.