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Nutrition, exercise and active aging among older people in Australia Introduction The growing number of the older population in Australia has given rise to a number of concerns with regard to their health care, nutrition and exercise. The society often tends to perceive older people as a dependant group who burden the society with increased expenditures on health and aged care.
ctices aimed at making the older population healthy, active and engaged. This paper seeks to explore the major barriers experienced by the older population in Australia with regard to their nutrition, exercise and active ageing. The paper also reviews contemporary governmental policies on aged care and throws light on how factors such as health, socio-economic status, gender, ethnicity, and current policies relate to the older population in the nation. The case study of Jack Andrews, a seventy year old man from the rural Queensland, is also employed in the paper to show the depth and seriousness of the issue. Case study of Jack Andrews Jack Andrews is a seventy year old man from the rural Queensland who suffers from cardiovascular diseases and visual impairment. He is negated of opportunities for active ageing because of his rural background. ...
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