Sport and the process of aging: Changing opportunities and challenges

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningfagfællebedømt

  • Gerald R. Gems
  • Gertrud Ursula Pfister
Old age has long been perceived and reported as a period of decline, deminished productivity, and debility. We contend that such a contention is a social constructionthat inhibits and limits full inclusion of the elderly in Western societies. Much of that perception is based on the decline of physical abliities. While aging undoubtedly results in the loss of muscle mass, aerobic capacity, and physiological changes, such capacities should be considered in a relative fashion.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelSportgeschichte in Deutschland - Sport History in Germany : Herausforderungen und Internationale Perspektiven - Challenges and International Perspectives
RedaktørerMichael Krüger, Annette R. Hofmann
Antal sider7
Udgivelses stedWiesbaden
ForlagSpringer
Publikationsdato2020
Sider239-245
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-658-27821-2
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-658-27822-9
StatusUdgivet - 2020
NavnBildung und Sport
Vol/bind22

Bibliografisk note

CURIS 2020 NEXS 210

ID: 244042701