Physical inactivity is not only an individual's personal problem
but is identified as a serious public health issue. Prolonged inactivity
that occurs among many elderly persons tends to lead into a gradual
decrease in all components of physical fitness, thus compromising
their quality of life.
Scientific research has shown that physical exercise can slow down
both the psychological and physical aging clock. Engagement in health
promoting behavior in the domains of physical activity, healthy
dietary practice and stress management are considered useful strategies
to enhance functional capacity among elderly people. These practices
delay the onset of chronic diseases, minimize negative psychological
effects and improve social networks and the quality of life, particularly
for the elderly.
This Ebook goes a long way in promoting healthy values by providing people with information and tools to help meet the challenges of promoting physical activity for older adults in this dynamic 21st century we live in.