How active are middle-aged and older adults in Laois?

 Wed, 2nd Jun, 2021

How active are middle-aged and older adults in Laois??

Last October we shared our research findings in the Irish Medical Journal. 

Most participants met the recommendations for aerobic exercise but not for resistance, balance or flexibility training, which has important implications for health.

Pain in joints or muscles, unawareness of available opportunities and the weather were the main reported barriers to physical activity.

You can read the full research paper HERE

Huge thanks to the True Fitness team, Caroline Myers in Laois Sports Partnership and Dr Siobhan O’Connor from DCU for working on this research. Thank you Hadleigh, sports science and health student from DCU for creating this infographic for us.

Please share with anyone you think might be interested!

Yours in health,
The True Fitness Team.

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