Wednesday, 11 July, 2018
The importance of physical activity There is increasing evidence of the beneficial effects of regular physical activity in all age groups. Older people suffering from chronic diseases should also engage in an activity compatible with their physical abilities and conditions. Regular physical activity increases the average life expectancy by inhibiting the development of chronic diseases, mitigating age-related biological changes and their consequences on health and helping to preserve functional capacity. A targeted exercise program is able to influence the aging process through its impact on physiological processes, the evolution of chronic diseases and disabling conditions.