The Physical Activity and Retirement Transitions Study (PARTS) was undertaken by Active Norfolk in partnership with UEA and funded by Sport England. The study set out to explore how retirement impacts on physical activity as well as the personal experiences, barriers and facilitators to being and keeping active whilst transitioning from work into retirement.
The methods used in the PARTS include:
- A review of existing literature was carried out to help understand existing evidence surrounding physical activity and transitioning to retirement.
- Analysis of Active Lives Survey data was used to look at the significance and size of relationships between levels of physical activity and working status whilst controlling for other variables known to influence physical activity such as age group and level of disability.