Introduction: Rethinking Physical Activity and Sport in Later Life

  • Emmanuelle Tulle
  • Cassandra Phoenix
Part of the Global Culture and Sport Series book series (GCS)


Becoming and being old is not what it used to be! How we imagined people and ourselves would grow old has been undergoing significant transformations. Babies born today can expect to live very long lives – well into their 80s – at least in the affluent West. Those we refer to as babyboomers (a birth cohort spanning the end of World War II and the early 1960s) are already pioneering long living, and their parents haven’t done too badly either. This is quite a remarkable demographic transformation, one that has received plenty of policy, press and academic attention, not all of it very positive.


Physical Activity Physical Activity Recommendation Physical Activity Opportunity Ageing Body Physical Engagement 
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  • Cassandra Phoenix

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