Physical activity and health in mid age and older Australian women

Brown, Wendy J., Burton, Nicola W., & Heesch, Kristiann C. (2007) Physical activity and health in mid age and older Australian women. The Office of Women, Department of Families, Community Services, and Indigenous Affairs, Canberra.

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The US Surgeon General's report was a landmark publication in the field of physical activity and health, but was constrained by a lack of evidence relating to women.

This report examines the links between physical activity and health in mid-age and older women.

It includes four parts

(i)recent evidence relating physical activity to the national public health priorities and reproductive health

(ii)consideration of the amount of physical activity required to obtain health benefits

(iii)new data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health on activity patterns, including relationships between changes in physical activity and life events, sociodemographic characteristics and health behaviours in mid-age and older Australian women

(iv)new data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health on the relationships between physical activity and menopausal symptoms, stiff or painful joints and arthritis, anxiety and depression, memory problems, falls and fractures, general physical and psychological well-being, and healthcare costs in mid-age and older Australian women

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ID Code: 94793
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: physical activity, exercise, women, ageing, cohort study, longitudinal analysis
ISBN: 9781921380778
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Deposited On: 13 Apr 2016 01:43
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 05:53

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