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Active elderly may have lower risk of distress and functional limitations

Active elderly may have lower risk of distress and functional limitations

Already Have you thought about treating your depression with exercise? Researchers in Australia have found that elderly people with any level of distress may be four times more likely to have physical limitations, but physical activity can help reverse this relationship. The study was published in the American journal Journal of the American Geriatrics Society .

Led by PhD Gregory Kolt of the University of West Sydney, the researchers analyzed data on about 100,000 Australian men and women, with 65 years or more. The research was based on the report of these elderly people about physical function, anguish, age, smoking, schooling, height, weight and their involvement with physical activities.

The research pointed out that 8.4% of the elderly were suffering some degree of distress. Those who had moderate levels in the past were almost seven times more likely to have functional limitations than those who had no psychic suffering. Older people who were more physically active, however, were less likely to have functional limitations.

Anxiety has already been related to sedentary lifestyle and increased functional limitation in various age groups. An earlier study indicated that approximately 30% of the reduction in physical activity and increased psychic suffering over time are due to functional limitations and chronic diseases. "Our findings may influence the emphasis we give the elderly to having a routine "With greater levels of physical activity, more positive health gains can be achieved and, with greater physical capacity, through physical activity, more independence can be achieved."

elderly people

A good suggestion of exercises for people over 65 is Pilates.The technique consists of a series of exercises done in the ground or in appropriate equipment, whose intention is to work all the muscles of the body in a harmonious way. the therapist Nilza Silva, specialist in My Life, the exercises are graded according to the physical capacity of each student, always taking into account

There are many benefits of this technique to the elderly: pain relief, increased awareness of movements, muscle strengthening, increased balance, increased flexibility, and stress relief, among others. One of the main advantages is the improvement of the practitioner's self-esteem, since he can perform a series of physical exercises that, until then, he thought he could not do.

Therapist Nilza says that increasing body balance is also a great as the elderly have their balance compromised due to age. All this without any risk of personal injury, since Pilates is an applied work with a large margin of safety, does not tire and does not cause subsequent muscular pain, as is the case of conventional gymnastics.


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