Benefits of exercise in the elderly

Ezra A Amsterdam, C. Tissa Kappagoda

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There is an abundance of evidence supporting the claim that physical activity enhances the quality of life in both elderly men and women. These benefits extend well beyond the cardiovascular system and are not limited to those who get into the habit of exercise on a regular basis at a young age. It is apparent that physical exercise not only reduces the functional deterioration associated with ageing but also helps to reverse some of these trends in those who start an exercise program late in life. In this chapter, we have reviewed some of the physiological concepts associated with exercise training in the elderly together with some of the evidence supporting health benefits that are likely to follow in patients with common non-communicable diseases associated with ageing, such as coronary atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAging and Heart Failure: Mechanisms and Management
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages147-164
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781493902682
ISBN (Print)9781493902675
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Exercise
Physiological Phenomena
Insurance Benefits
Cardiovascular System
Osteoporosis
Habits
Coronary Artery Disease
Obesity
Quality of Life
Hypertension

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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Amsterdam, E. A., & Kappagoda, C. T. (2014). Benefits of exercise in the elderly. In Aging and Heart Failure: Mechanisms and Management (pp. 147-164). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-0268-2_11

Benefits of exercise in the elderly. / Amsterdam, Ezra A; Kappagoda, C. Tissa.

Aging and Heart Failure: Mechanisms and Management. Springer New York, 2014. p. 147-164.

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Amsterdam, EA & Kappagoda, CT 2014, Benefits of exercise in the elderly. in Aging and Heart Failure: Mechanisms and Management. Springer New York, pp. 147-164. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-0268-2_11
Amsterdam EA, Kappagoda CT. Benefits of exercise in the elderly. In Aging and Heart Failure: Mechanisms and Management. Springer New York. 2014. p. 147-164 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-0268-2_11
Amsterdam, Ezra A ; Kappagoda, C. Tissa. / Benefits of exercise in the elderly. Aging and Heart Failure: Mechanisms and Management. Springer New York, 2014. pp. 147-164
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