The recent Public Health England report on physical activity had as the comment under the ‘equality group’ - Gender:
- Men are more active than women in virtually every age group
- Girls are less likely to take part in physical activity than boys. Such reticence to comment on any aspect of the male gender dimension of physical activity loses an opportunity to note the silent majority of men not active enough for health and the growing problem of sedentary behavior in men. This paper will address the place of men in the physical activity debate and what implications this blindness has on the experiences of older men.