Physical Activity and Health in The Elderly

Physical Activity

Author(s): Alexandrina Lobo

Pp: 12-20 (9)

Doi: 10.2174/978160805100711001010012

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Abstract

After the industrial revolution, sports generally exclusively for the privileged social classes but with time had been gradually extended to the working classes. Many governments, NGO's (Non-Governmental Organizations), Institutions and companies have taken up themselves to promote sports through widespread public programs to raise public awareness of the practice of sport and regular exercise. The benefits of regular physical activity in elders are extensive and have positive effects on the quality of life. Special importance has been attached to the elderly and various considerations, such as limitations have been acted upon with respect to certain guidelines. In the organization and implementation of various physical activity programs, various suggestions have been mentioned for consideration.

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