Exercise and aging
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department of exercise physiology- rasht iran
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People worldwide are living longer. Today for the first time in history, most people can expect to live into their sixties and beyond. By 2050, the world’s population aged 60 years and older is expected to total 2 billion, up from 900 million in 2019. By 2050, 80 percent of all older people will live in developing countries such as Iran and the pace of population ageing around the world and Iran is increasing dramatically.
The benefits of regular exercise for people of all ages have been well established in the literature. Regular Physical activity and exercise are associated with decreased risk of death or disability from pathologies such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis, cancer and pulmonary disease. It is also associated with positive psychological benefits such as decreased depression and quality of life. Nevertheless, inactivity continues to be a major public health concern with people not exercising as recommend. By dispelling misunderstandings and increasing understanding of the new recommendations for physical activity, individuals can once again find the time for exercise.
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