«Public Administration Issues» Journal,

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Research and educational journal
Published quarterly since 2007
ISSN 1999-5431
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Natalia Khorkina1, Anna Filippova 1
  • 1 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation

Physical activity of elderly people as a public policy object

2015. No. 2. P. 197–222 [issue contents]

Population aging is a fundamental demographic process determining changes of the age groups structure in all developed countries. Russia is no exception in witnessing this process. Fostering physical activity of elderly people is one of the key areas of the public policy in the majority of countries. At the same time, little attention is paid to the promotion of a healthy lifestyle among the Russian elderly. Measures taken are sporadic and nonsystematic. The article analyses the benefits of physical activity programs and discusses the factors motivating elderly people to get engaged in fitness training and sports. The authors also focus on methods and instruments of the public policy of developed countries aimed at encouraging a healthy lifestyle of the elderly on both federal and local levels. The article offers a typology of measures outside Russia and highlights the most efficient of them. In conclusion the authors emphasize the peculiarities of tailoring foreign practices to the contemporary Russian reality.


Khorkina, N.A. & Filippova, A.V. (2015). Fizicheskaya aktivnost pozhilykh lyudey kak ob’ekt upravlyayushchego vozdeystviya gosudarstva [Physical Activity of Elderly People as a Public Policy Object]. Public Administration Issues, n. 2, pp. 197–222 (in Russian).

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