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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/1058

Title: Women in masters rowing: exploring healthy aging
Authors: Toepell, Andréa Riesch
Guilmette, Ann Marie
Brooks, Stephanie
Keywords: Women's Health, Women in Sports, Masters Rowing
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Pristine Publications
Citation: Women's Health and Urban Life: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal 3(1):74-95.
Abstract: This exploratory study focused on the differences in ratings of subjective health, physical capacity, participation benefits, and barriers in relation to gender and age variables for Masters rowing participants. A model of subjective health derived from Labonté (1993) is adopted as a framework for this research. Health is represented as a set of subjective experiences, and illustrates the hidden potential of physical activity as a contributor to the overall perceptions of health. The results indicate that women’s Masters rowing experiences are frequently more highly rated than men’s, and that older participants scored rowing as more beneficial than younger participants. The results suggest that these benefits can be achieved, even for participants who begin rowing later in life at the Masters level rather than in their youth. The results also support the benefits to engaging in physical activities later in life. A modified model, incorporating the findings from this study, is proposed for understanding women’s healthy aging in relation to physically active involvement later in life at the Masters level.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/1058
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