I recently returned from a holiday on Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays (lucky me). It was a pleasant, relaxing time spent with loved ones. As an inner city dweller I enjoyed the beautiful scenery, the bush and the daily visits from the local cockatoos, lorikeets and a wallaby family.
Hamilton Island is a resort. The word ‘resort’ often appears in the marketing of accommodation for older people. This set me reflecting upon the elements of my holiday that I’d...
Health Research & Evaluation Consultant
Dr Sims has an established track record in research on ageing, primary health care research, including health service evaluation, and the delivery of quality education programs for health professionals and service providers.
Older people, as with other age groups, need to discern a reason for participating in physical activity. Public health campaigns have reached the ears of older people and they are aware of the health benefits of being physically active.
A gap remains between knowledge and behaviour: the Australian Health Survey data show that less than half the older population are sufficiently active to achieve health benefits. A common barrier is fear of exacerbating existing health conditions or injuring oneself.