Promotion of Physical Activity for Older People with Cardiorespiratory Conditions

  • Narelle S. Cox
  • Jennifer M. Patrick
  • Anne E. Holland


Physical activity participation can achieve clinical and lifestyle benefits for older adults with chronic cardiorespiratory disease, yet regular participation and maintenance of gains is challenging. This chapter will consider common strategies employed to promote physical activity participation in this group. These include face-to-face exercise training, most often in the form of structured exercise rehabilitation classes; physical activity counselling; the use of a physical activity diary; or internet-mediated delivery. Effective and acceptable methods to encourage increased physical activity participation require a focus on individual needs and incorporation of behavioural change strategies including self-monitoring and goal-setting.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Narelle S. Cox
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jennifer M. Patrick
    • 3
  • Anne E. Holland
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
  1. 1.PhysiotherapyLa Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Institute for Breathing and SleepMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit, Caulfield HospitalAlfred HealthMelbourneAustralia
  4. 4.PhysiotherapyAlfred HealthMelbourneAustralia

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