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Elderly and physicalactivities

In the most recent of past,numerous research studies on the topic of safety and benefits of physicalactivities (particularly those strength related ones) for the elderlypopulation have been done. Various other research studies have also madeastonishing discoveries with other types of exercises. Namely, those exercise programmers employed for the purpose of weight loss proved to be of vital importancefor reduction of resting blood pressure, boosting blood lipid profiles, bringingabout the increase in the speed of gastrointestinal transit, increasing glucoseutilization, relieving the pain befalling the lower parts of the back, raisingbone mineral density, and alleviating discomfort and uneasiness occurring dueto arthritis, as well as depression.

Extremely important fact to bementioned is that not a single one of the above mentioned research studies gaveaccount of any injuries directly related to training activity. Additionally,one of the researches that included 1,100 participants discovered that as muchas 95% of adult persons, elderly included, kept on doing strength exerciseseven after the program came to an end. This only demonstrates the fact thatadults and elderly people do still keep in them zeal and are capable ofcontributing to the improvement of their health by themselves.

Exercises for theboost

All of the findings have been employed for the purpose of designing onecomprehensive list of exercises that will aid adults, and most of all elderlypeople to stay in shape even when they reach the autumn of their lives. The listis comprised of the following exercises:

Chair exercises – refer to those thatare manageable just by sitting on just about any chair one can find. These aremost suitable for the people who are experiencing difficulties with bodymovements, as well as for those elderly people who are still pretty active.Gentle exercises – unite all thoseexercises that are based on uncomplicated, light movements of the person’s hands, fingers, legs and toes. Importantto keep in mind is that it is essential to stop with the exercise as soon as aperson starts feeling unpleasant.Mobility exercises – refer to theexercises that make the most of legs movements, as well as hips.Back exercises – first and foremost isto be particularly careful with the way exercise is performed since thebackbone is an extremely sensitive body area. The movements performed during theseexercises aid a person in improving his/her overall flexibility starting from theneck and all the way down to the spine.

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