Why don’t older adults exercise?

Why don’t older adults exercise? (Resnick and Spellbring, 2000)

  • Fear of falling
  • Impaired health
  • Unpleasant sensations associated with exercise (i.e. next day muscle soreness, sweating, etc.)
  • Lack of knowledge about exercise and its health benefits
  • Issues associated with aging

Ironically,  the reasons why older adults don’t exercise are precisely why they SHOULD exercise!