Vol. 4 No. 2 (2021): International Journal of Aging Research
Research Articles

Older Adults’ Engagement in Mindfulness Practices

Keywords

  • Older Adults’ Engagement; Mindfulness Practices

How to Cite

Neha Shivhare1, David Kaufman2. (2021). Older Adults’ Engagement in Mindfulness Practices. International Journal of Aging Research, 4(2), 82. https://doi.org/10.28933/ijoar-2021-05-0705

Abstract

There is substantial evidence to suggest that mindfulness practices positively affect older adults’ physical, emotional, and cognitive wellbeing. However, there is still little information available about the interest and inclination among older adults for performing mindfulness-related exercises. We conducted a survey study aimed at exploring the prevalence of older adults engaged in such activities. Data were collected from 174 older adults (Males: 48; Females:126) who responded using a self-constructed survey, and analyzed using SPSS. Results indicate that almost two-thirds of older adult respondents engage in at least one mindfulness practice and almost a third engage in more than one, with meditation, deep breathing, and yoga being the most prevalent.

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