ZEFI, Gjulio and NAKU, Benjamin and PEQINI, Erjon (2023) THE IMPACT OF FUNCTIONAL EXERCISES ON WEIGHT REGULATION AND FITNESS MAINTENANCE IN OLDER ADULTS. International Journal of Sport Sciences and Health, 10 (21-22). pp. 66-72. ISSN 2545 - 4978

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Many scientific research have shown that regular physical activity cannot stop the biological aging process but can improve the quality of life in elderly people. How we age varies from individual to individual, but many scientific studies have shown that older adults should engage in physical activity for better health. Various studies in this field focus not only on basic exercises but also on the broad concept of the field of functional physical activity. The methodology of the paper is based on literature research, analysis and comparison. Physical well-being in old age depends instead on controlling and maintaining body weight. Many pathologies typical of this age, such as cardiovascular system malfunctions or musculoskeletal structure problems, can be attributed to being overweight. For this, functional physical exercises must be continuous, to stop the accumulation of fat and at the same time keep the heart, muscles, and joints strong. Going up and down stairs, carrying and carrying weights, walking in straight lines and zigzags should be part of the permanent "diet" of the "menu" of physical activity for the elderly. According to the WHO, functional physical exercises, in old age, are good for health because: they improve cardiovascular, muscular, and psycho-emotional health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases deriving from obesity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: functional physical exercises, old age, fitness, overweight
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2023 13:26
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2023 13:26

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