Opinions toward physical activity, sedentary behavior, and interventions to stimulate active living during early retirement: a qualitative study in recently retired adults

Van Dyck, Delfien and Mertens, Lieze and Cardon, Greet and De Cocker, Katrien and De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse (2017) Opinions toward physical activity, sedentary behavior, and interventions to stimulate active living during early retirement: a qualitative study in recently retired adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 25 (2). pp. 277-286. ISSN 1063-8652

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Abstract

This study aimed to obtain qualitative information about physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviors (SB)and their determinants, and about recently retired adults' needs regarding PA interventions. Four focus group interviews were organized. The most commonly reported PA types were walking, cycling, swimming and fitness. The most commonly reported SB were reading, TV viewing, and computer use. Car use was limited. Most adults agreed their habits had changed during retirement. The most striking PA determinant was the feeling of being a 'forgotten group' and therefore having too few tailored PA initiatives available. Furthermore, participants were not aware of the negative health effects of SB and not motivated to decrease their SB. Concerning new PA interventions, very diverse ideas were put forward, reflecting the diversity of the target group. It seems that a dynamic intervention in which participants can choose which PA type they want to increase is preferable for recently retired adults.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2019 04:47
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2019 05:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: Belgium; exercise; focus group; interview; sitting time
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1123/japa.2015-0295
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37069

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