What is Happening to Me?

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  • Title: What is Happening to Me?: An Analysis of Ageing Processes for Mature Women and the Implications for Sports Participation and Lifestyle Choices for Health and Well-being
  • Author(s): Coral Cara
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: Sport & Society
  • Journal Title: Journal of Sport and Health
  • Keywords: Health and Well-being, Female Sports Participation, Female Ageing Processes
  • Volume: 7
  • Issue: 3-4
  • Year: 2017
  • ISSN: 2381-7070 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2381-7097 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2381-7070/CGP/v07i3-4/15-28
  • Citation: Cara, Coral. 2017. "What is Happening to Me?: An Analysis of Ageing Processes for Mature Women and the Implications for Sports Participation and Lifestyle Choices for Health and Well-being." Journal of Sport and Health 7 (3-4): 15-28. doi:10.18848/2381-7070/CGP/v07i3-4/15-28.
  • Extent: 13 pages

Abstract

The continual decline in health and well-being in society is a concern for society and particularly for educators and health instructors. This paper is concerned with maturing women and the implications for their active participation as bodily changes may become hindrances and obstacles to health and well-being. A review of the literature on ageing for mid-life women is used to gain an overview of the changes and their implications for initiation, maintenance and/or continuance of sports participation. This is further explored through a female lens and the narrative of a female educator and health and well-being instructor.