New research shows that parents who exercise regularly can do everyday tasks more easily and become independent.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), inadequate physical activity causes around 3.2 million deaths every year worldwide.
This decrease in physical activity may be partly due to increased sitting habits, heavy traffic flows, pollution, and lack of parks and facilities.
For adults over 65 years, certain experts carry out physical activities as a combination of daily tasks such as work assignments (if applicable), traffic, housework and exercise at leisure, such as running, swimming, and gardening.
WHO recommends that parents participate in 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic physical activity or 75 minutes of intense aerobic physical activity for a week. You also need to do activities twice a week to strengthen your muscles.
Adult adults with mobility problems must also be physically active to improve balance three days or more in a week.
After this training, routines improve cardiorespiratory function and muscles and help reduce the risk of depression and cognitive decline.
Promoting independence and self-esteem
Researchers at MedUni Vienna in Austria recently conducted a new study led by Thomas Dorner, President of the Austrian Society for Public Health, and Richard Bett, Head of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Occupational Medicine at MedUni Vienna.
Their findings appear in the Vienna Clinical Weekly and are also presented by scientists during the European Community Health Week. About 3,300 people, aged 65+, took part in this survey voluntarily.
Dornar and his colleagues explained that experts tend to divide the daily activities of “daily living activities” (ADL), such as waking up, eating and drinking, and “instrumental activities from everyday life” (IADL), for example. House chores.
The results of the study indicate that parents are more independent and can more easily carry out daily activities.
“People who do the recommended exercise every week are three times more likely to do ADL and twice as often as IADL can do,” reports Dorner.
In addition to 150 minutes of intense exercise, parents must do strength training and squat with chairs several times a week.
More than 10 exercises are recommended for the body’s main muscle groups, each exercise is done once in the beginning, a gradual increase is done two or three times per exercise, so strong that it is possible to manage around 12-15 repetitions, but no more “The explorer explains.
Of the study participants, only about one third showed that they did strength training recommended every week. Researchers believe that this trend can be observed throughout Europe.
Additional benefits of older exercises
According to WHO, parents who exercise regularly are less likely to suffer from high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. They also have lower mortality rates for all causes, higher cardiorespiratory fitness levels and healthier total body mass.
They also have better cognitive functions and tend to fall. The study also found that those who exercise physically develop independence and greater autonomy.
These benefits trigger a positive chain reaction because the elderly need less support and therefore are less dependent on others.
“I have never stopped being amazed that – despite the proven benefits of exercise – too many people do too little physical activity,” Crevenna said.