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Plan & Deliver Exercise for Older Adults With a Managed Condition. Unit # SISFFIT314A. Growing Old Gracefully. Ageing World Population . People Over 65 Years , worldwide 1950 131 million 1994 357 million 2000 420 million 2050 1 billion
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People Over 65 Years , worldwide
1950 131 million
1994 357 million
2000 420 million
2050 1 billion
= Growth Rate of 800,000 per month.
“Ageing is a continuum that begins at birth; both psychologically and a physical condition; influenced by a lifestyle,heredity and environment “
Sager,K. “ Senior & Fitness” The Physician and Sportsmedicine Vol 11, No 10
( labour force age) will fall from the current 67% to around 59% by 2051
People age at different rates due to differing bodily processes that lead to loss of adaptability, functionality, increased disease etc.
Body cell deterioration
due to :
: Old Age is Not for Sissies written by Art Linkletter and was first published in 1989
From Average Longevity To Maximum Life Expectancy- What Does it Take ? July 2010 Gerontology Health & Ageing Lifestyle Longevity
Live Long and Proper: Genetic Factors Associated with Increased Longevity Identified July 2010 Scientific American author Nicolette Zeliadt
Longevity Okinawa Intro. 3.26 min http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csa3EQw-wIs
Complete Questions on Longevity and submit to teacher via email.
Australia locked into top heavy ageing population
>A sedentary lifestyle is a major health risk
>People do not retain health benefits
>49% of NSW population fail to meet recommended
levels of physical activity
>Evidence indicates physical activity is best prevention of most diseases.
>It is never too late to start exercising
>Need to reduce health, social, family, government & economic cost.
osteoporosis, blood pressure cond, hair, senses,teeth, skin, posture, bones, lungs ,muscles, immune function, vital organs, reproduction etc.
Strength & Mobility
Memory & Co ordination
Balance, skin, senses.
“ Those who cannot find the time for exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness”
Dr. John Ticknell
* Cardiac fitness declines approx.10% per decade per adulthood
* Coronory arteries harden
* Less forceful heart contractions
* Increase in blood pressure
* Circulation slows
Cardiorespiratory fitness decreased
Physical work capacity reduced
Fatigue quicker, longer recovery
Sustained intense activity should be avoided or increase risk of disability or death.
Emphasis on adequate warm up & cool down during exercise
Regardless of age, lung capacity can be improved with regular low to moderate exercise program.
Joint & Bone Mass Changes
* Decr.in bone mineral density
* Peak BMD is attained by 25 yrs of age, sustaine tll approx.40-50 with signiificant losses from 70 yrs.
* Flexibility declines 20-30% bet.ages 30-70 yrs.
* Active adults are more flexible than inactive adults.
prevention method and/or treatment
for mild forms of depression
NOT AGEING IS THE ENEMY
on the Exercise and Older Adult moodle forum on:
“Importance of Exercise on Longevity, Independence and Healthy Lifestyle”
Briefly respond to at least 2 other students comments.