After following up about 10 years later there were 250 participants who developed heart failure and a total of 788 participants who died during the follow-up time period. The results from the study brought the conclusion that there is a direct association between the amount of elderly’s physical activity and the risk of heart failure (see Appendix B for a graph showing the full study results). The more that elderly participate in physical activity, the more risk of heart failure reduces in those individuals (Kraighter-Krainer, et al., 2013). This study directly indicates that a lack of physical activity in elderly and people of all ages increases the likelihood of cardiovascular
(1) First, I will talk about why we should exercise, (2) how to make time for exercise, and (3) different alternatives to exercise. Transition/Link: First, I want to discuss why everyone should attempt to exercise. Exercise can help to increase energy and help maintain or decrease blood pressure levels. Exercising regularly can help you lose weight and keep it off. According to Exercise Makes You Younger”, published in Nursing Update "Heart disease and stroke are two of the leading causes of death in the world.
For my practicum course I was given the chance to be an intern the YMCA, as an intern I was given a temporary position with an emphasis on on-the-job training rather than merely employment. The Young Men 's Christian Association was founded in London, England, on June 6, 1844, in response to unhealthy social conditions arising in the big cities at the end of the Industrial Revolution. Every YMCA offers fitness and exercise programs specifically geared toward older adults, such as Active Older Adult (AOA) classes, land and water-based arthritis classes, Stroke Wellness and Silver Sneakers. The Silver sneaker refers to the growing population of Baby Boomers and, in some cases, seniors over the age of 65. A growing number of health insurers offer
Young & Stewart (2006) also note that this population is among the least physically active subgroups in the United States. King, Castro,Wilcox, Eyler, Sallis & Brownson (2000) stated “prevalence of regular physical activity in this country is low among women, particularly those who are older and from ethnic minority groups.” If physical activity is not prevalent among this population than risks to chronic conditions can
Physical inactivity is a high risk factor for many chronic diseases. Yet, a large percentage of women of all ages remain less physically inactive in comparison to men. In addition to that, their ability and motivation to exercise decreases with age. In fact, many women reported other barriers related to gender, financial, and social support.
The SilverSneaker program is designed for older adults over age sixty-five. They have access to a wide variety of benefits that include a basic fitness membership at any participating location that are located all around the country. The location in my community is the YMCA. It seems that all my elderly neighbors are members of SilverSneakers, another
I exercise five to six times a week, incorporating cardiovascular, strength training, and flexibility components. While many Americans persist blindsided by the present, I choose to focus on my future health, which ultimately influences my dietary and physical activity choices. To stay healthy, not only for myself but also for my family, I plan on continuing to improve my health and spread the word of American’s deteriorating
In today 's society the most commonly know thing many Americans enjoy doing is going out to eat, going to the movies and working out. There are so many different types of way a person can exercise, usually people prefer going to the gym and work out. Many people also enjoy outdoor sport like running, playing sports, group exercise, weight lifting as their form of exercise. Most of the people who attend a gym, go to lift weight, in fact some of those people commit to losing weight instead of lift weight for muscle. Those that enjoy lifting weights often enjoy working out in the privacy of their home, at community centers like YMCA, at a health club or a gym.
Some seniors feel intimidated by the prospect of working out in a gym, but this does not mean they can’t do regular workouts anyway. There is an abundance of workout classes and programs that may be found online. Your parents might enjoy low-impact aerobics, Pilates, yoga, or the latest dance-workout routine. If your parents used to have a particular interest in a specific kind of exercise, this might be the best type of workout for them. They could get in shape relatively quickly if they do certain workouts together at a specially designated time each day.
Inactivity is transferable from childhood to adolescence to adulthood. Numerous efforts are directed at reducing age related participation decline. The lack of children and adolescent participation of moderate to vigorous intensity physical therapy, resistance
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can help: control your weight, reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, reduce your risk of some cancers, strengthen
As you know, exercise is very important for your physical health. Exercising regularly helps keep your heart healthy, lowers your risk for type 2 diabetes as well as some cancers, and helps you get stronger muscles and bones. This is common knowledge for most people, but what if I told you that exercise has even more benefits that aren’t just physical? Today I will be informing you about the benefits of exercise on your mental health, resiliency and academic performance.