Gonçalo Nuno Figueiredo Dias, Micael Santos Couceiro's Active Ageing and Physical Activity: Guidelines, Functional PDF

By Gonçalo Nuno Figueiredo Dias, Micael Santos Couceiro

ISBN-10: 3319520628

ISBN-13: 9783319520629

ISBN-10: 3319520636

ISBN-13: 9783319520636

This ebook offers an research of energetic growing old and actual task from a multidisciplinary point of view. With descriptions of routines, accurately illustrated with images, this ebook indicates that typical actual task reduces the superiority of power illnesses linked to growing old, in addition to the chance of morbidity and mortality of the aged. It confirms that workout courses reduce the psychomotor decline, hinder the lack of performance, lack of ability and dementia, and foster major profits in health and wellbeing and health and wellbeing, resulting in elevated caliber of lifetime of the elderly.

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However, the ACSM (1998) recommends exercises, such as walking, dancing and stretching that, when integrated in a physical programme, can contribute to an increased range of motion. As such, it is recommended to carry out, at least, 10 min of flexibility exercises, aimed at working the major muscle and tendon groups. For this, static methods can be considered, between 10 and 30s, in order to maintain the stretch in 3 or 4 series per exercise. This type of exercise should complement the strength and aerobic activities, but preceding it in order to avoid any muscle injuries (Franklin et al.

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For example, in men, subcutaneous fat decreases on the periphery of the body, but the deposit increases both centrally and internally. In women, total fat increases, especially the internal body fat (visceral) (Mendes et al. 2015). 4 Cardio-respiratory Capacity With ageing, inspiratory capacity decreases as a result of intercostal cartilage calcification, with a reduction of contractility of the inspiratory muscles, loss of elasticity of the lung tissue, and weakening of the diaphragm and intercostal muscles.

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