Exercise helps the elderly to live better

elderly persons suffering from heart problems are those who benefit most from exercise

Written Friday, by Emanuele Mortarotti

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The benefits of exercise and sports are known to all. According to a study reported by our source article on medicalnewstoday.com, elderly persons suffering from heart problems are those who benefit most from exercise. Being active and adopting a healthy lifestyle helps this particular age group live better.

 

Heart disease and problems due to heart malfunctions are the leading cause of death in the United States: one out of every four deaths is due to heart attack and other heart-related problems. Exercise can prevent fatigue and the physiological "ageing" of the heart - which, as one grows older, changes. Consequently, the condition of health changes with it.

 

People over 65 limit their physical activity also because of heart fatigue and the consequences it brings. In reality, exercise would be highly beneficial: it lowers blood pressure, regulates the heartbeat, and promotes weight loss. Furthermore, it is widely known that exercise is also good for the mood.

 

The article we used as a source cites a study conducted in Dijon, France, at the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté University. During this study, 733 individuals were observed for almost three years, after participating in a rehabilitation program at the Clinique Le Rosiers in Dijon, divided into 3 age brackets: under 65, 65 to 79, from 80 years upwards.

The results of the study revealed that not only all of the patients benefitted from doing exercise (for both the newfound dexterity as well as from a psychological point of view), but that the age group that performed best and obtained the most positive results was that of the over 65s – especially those suffering from depression.

 

In a word, yet another confirmation that exercise is a cure-all for the mind and body: practicing it from an early age throughout life, without overdoing, can help us live longer and healthier lives. What do you think? Have your say by contacting Dispotech.

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