Title

Aging adults learning new avocations: potential increases in activity among educated baby-boomers

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

Publication Title

Educational Gerontology

Volume

34

Issue

11

First page number:

970

Last page number:

996

Abstract

The potential benefits, drawbacks, and preferences of activity (both physical and nonphysical) among Baby-Boomers were the foci of this study. This study included 56 survey participants and 5 interviewees. Descriptive statistics illustrated a preference towards low impact physical activity and cognitively enriching nonphysical activities. Time management was the most frequently perceived barrier to learning or acquiring new activities. Pleasure was the most predominant reason given for wanting to learn/acquire new activities. Themes that emerged from interviews included an awareness of multiple benefits to active living and an acknowledgement of the probable increase in the risk of injury associated with physical activity.

Keywords

Baby boom generation; Cognition; Exercise; Low impact aerobic exercises; Time management

Disciplines

Community-Based Research | Exercise Science | Leisure Studies | Medicine and Health

Language

English

Permissions

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Identifier

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03601270802042156

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