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