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Den hälsofrämjande promenaden. Äldre människors promenerande som nytta, nöje och norm.

Alftberg, Åsa LU (2011) In Socialmedicinsk tidskrift 88(3). p.233-239
Abstract
From a medical point of view, walking is an activity that is becoming more and more associated with health promotion. Especially older people are encouraged to take walks, since ageing is considered to increase the risk of ill-health.The aim of this article is to discuss how older people reason about health and walking, and their use of talking walks. The article shows that the interviewees are aware of walking as health promoting, but they take walks for purposes that do not have to be related to good health at all. The normative health promotion walk is something people have to handle, but in practice, in actually walking, other possibilities of creating meaning are within reach.
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old age, health, walking, activity, practice, cultural norms
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Socialmedicinsk tidskrift
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88
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233 - 239
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Socialmedicinsk tidskrifts styrelsen/nätverk
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0037-833X
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Swedish
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  author       = {Alftberg, Åsa},
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  pages        = {233--239},
  publisher    = {Socialmedicinsk tidskrifts styrelsen/nätverk},
  series       = {Socialmedicinsk tidskrift},
  title        = {Den hälsofrämjande promenaden. Äldre människors promenerande som nytta, nöje och norm.},
  volume       = {88},
  year         = {2011},
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