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International Sports Studies

Healthy ageing in the global pandemic

Karin Volkwein-Caplan

International Sports Studies 45 No. 1 (2023)     pp: 8-17     2023-09-14
Healthy ageing in the global pandemic

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Volkwein-Caplan, K. (2023). Healthy ageing in the global pandemic. International Sports Studies, 45 (1), 8-17. doi:10.30819/iss.45-1.02
doi = {10.30819/iss.45-1.02},
url = {},
year = 2023,
publisher = {Logos Verlag Berlin},
volume = {45},
number = {1},
pages = {8-17},
author = {Karin Volkwein-Caplan},
title = {Healthy ageing in the global pandemic},
journal = {International Sports Studies}

COVID-19 has altered our experiences over the last few years; it has put our lives and daily choices in a new light. This paper reflects on these challenges regarding healthy ageing and what we can do to contribute to our ageing process as well as the health of the planet. Physical activity and exercise have been proven to make people happy and healthy. Those same things also make the planet healthy. The basic assumption of this presentation is that the well-being of the individual and that of the earth can be improved through a sustainable, active lifestyle. While social science and medical research have addressed the importance of human movement in recent years, the social and environmental factors that help promote physical activity and healthy ageing remain insufficiently addressed. Some factors that lead to engaging in physical activity and sustainably continuing will be addressed. Finally, the interaction of some of the influences of personal circumstances and community, as well as the impacts of environmental support and constraints, will be highlighted, - especially as they relate to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic.
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