Author: Alexandrina Lobo

Physical Activity and Health in the Elderly

eBook: US $21 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $73
Printed Copy: US $63
Library License: US $84
ISBN: 978-1-60805-329-2 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-100-7 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2010
DOI: 10.2174/97816080510071100101


Physical inactivity is not only an individual's personal problem but is identified as a serious public health issue. Prolonged inactivity that occurs among many elderly persons tends to lead into a gradual decrease in all components of physical fitness, thus compromising their quality of life.

Scientific research has shown that physical exercise can slow down both the psychological and physical aging clock. Engagement in health promoting behavior in the domains of physical activity, healthy dietary practice and stress management are considered useful strategies to enhance functional capacity among elderly people. These practices delay the onset of chronic diseases, minimize negative psychological effects and improve social networks and the quality of life, particularly for the elderly.

This Ebook goes a long way in promoting healthy values by providing people with information and tools to help meet the challenges of promoting physical activity for older adults in this dynamic 21st century we live in.


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