Exercise and Aging
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The aging population is presently healthier and better educated about
lifestyle risk factors than ever before. This fact as well as the improvements in
healthcare represent why ~60% of the older adults are healthy at age 65 and expect to
live another 15 to 20 yrs. But, this does not mean that everything is great. The high
percent of heart disease, hypertension, stroke, respiratory disease, peripheral vascular
disease, arthritis, and falls in adults 65 yrs of age and older requires specialized
attention from Board Certified Exercise Physiologists to prescribe exercise medicine to
lower the risks of living with or dying prematurely from chronic diseases.
Advancing age, Aerobic capacity, Aging, Cognitive impairment,
Elderly, Exercise prescription, Functionality, Hypertrophy, Lean muscle mass.
American Society of Exercise Physiologists, USA.