Recent major strategies in Scotland have focused on raising levels of participation in sport specifically and physical activity more generally. Sport 21 (sportscotland, 2003), Scotland’s national strategy for sport, emphasises that age should be no barrier to participation. One of its 11 key targets is that 43% of those aged 45-64 will take part in sport at least once a week by 2007. Complementing this strategy is Scotland’s new Strategy for Physical Activity, Let’s make Scotland more active (Physical Activity Task Force, 2003), aimed at increasing and maintaining the proportion of physically active people in Scotland.
Both of these strategies prioritise the older population amongst target sectors for increased participation in sport and other physical activities. Older people are a priority on account of their current significant under-representation in such activities, the health and other benefits to be derived from their regular participation and the increasing proportion of the Scottish population which falls into the older age groups.
Editor's comments - [ Much research and many initiatives have focused on older people’s participation in sport specifically and physical activity more broadly. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the key issues in relation to sports and physical activity participation by older people to inform future policy and programmes. ] Reference this?Cryer, J. (Year). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from <this page's full URL>
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Reference : Nicholson, L. (2004). Older people, sport and physical activity: A review of key issues. Edinburgh: Sportscotland
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