Active Aging
Ed. by K-M Chan, W Chodzko-Zajko, W Frontera, A Parker.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Asia, 2002.
ISBN 962 356 031 1 (pbk.). 94p. + CD.
(Chapter summary in print & full text in CD-ROM)

The aim of this book is to provide a valuable resource for healthcare professionals interested in the subject of population aging, and recent major global initiatives, issues, and implications of active aging.
The first part of the book is an introduction to the global trend of population aging, with reference to the changing patterns of diseases and mortality, followed by an examination of the role of physical activity in aging from the physical, psychological and social perspectives.

The second part of the book presents an overview of various strategies and initiatives to promote physical activity by international and national agencies, such as the WHO and the United Nations.

The third part of the book summarises successful physical activity programs for older persons from selected regions including USA, Mexico, Hong Kong, China, Australia, South Africa and some European countries.

The full text of the book is contained on the CD.