FITNESS IN ELDERS

Over the years, the human body goes through a natural aging process that causes functional and structural changes, reducing vitality and enhancing the appearance of diseases, being common alteration of the physical abilities .
In this context, it is noticed the importance of a workout on physical fitness in aging. Therefore, the themes were fitness, balance, flexibility, and strength in the elders over sixty (60) years of age, practicing physical exercise in relation to non-practitioners.
The aging process is accompanied by successive changes in organs and physiological systems, like changes in muscle composition, bone mass, and cardiorespiratory capacity, which may cause impairment in the performance of various tasks, including the simplest day to day activities.


As people get older, they become less active, and therefore, there is a loss in functional capacity and a decrease in the physical activity, resulting in the emergence of diseases that helps deteriorate the aging process. The most important benefit of exercise is the increase from 6 to 10 years in life expectancy adjusted for the quality of life.
Aging can cause the decline of physical fitness and functional capacity,getting worse with a sedentary lifestyle.
Performing physical activity provides numerous health benefits to the elders, however in necessary a special conduct and care when performing these exercise.

5 Benefits of Exercise for Aging Adults and Seniors-

  • Prevent Diseases
  • Improved Mental Health
  • Decreased risk of falls
  • Social Engagement
  • Improved Cognitive function

Exercise is good for us,its just a matter of making it a priority and a habit in your daily life.In the aging population,exercise has been shown to prevent disease,lower the risk of falls,improve mental health and well being,stregthen social ties and improve cognitive function.Regardless of your age,we hope this will motivate you to incorporate exercise in to your life.

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-Dr.Swati Mundra Chitlangia (PT)

One thought on “FITNESS IN ELDERS

  1. BASANT KR CHITLANGIA

    Gr8 informations, awareness n motivation. Lot of care taken 2 motivate SENIOR CITIZENS 2 keep themselves fit physically n mentally so that they don’t become burden for d family nor SOCIETY.

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