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Sport for Adults Aged 50+ Years: Participation Benefits and Barriers

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Sport for Adults Aged 50+ Years: Participation Benefits and Barriers. / Jenkin, Claire R; Eime, Rochelle M; Westerbeek, Hans; van Uffelen, Jannique Gz.

In: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, Vol. 26, No. 3, 01.07.2018, p. 363-371.

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Jenkin, Claire R ; Eime, Rochelle M ; Westerbeek, Hans ; van Uffelen, Jannique Gz. / Sport for Adults Aged 50+ Years: Participation Benefits and Barriers. In: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. 2018 ; Vol. 26, No. 3. pp. 363-371.

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