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* Corresponding author 1 University of Malaya

Abstract : The aging process is commonly associated with declines in health, cognitive function and well-being. However, lifestyle factors like diet, alcohol consumption, smoking and physical activity were repeatedly highlighted as predictors of a healthy aging process. However, recent research has shown that physical activity is the strongest predictor of health in older adults. Recent studies have confirmed the strong effect of physical activity on cardiovascular, metabolic, musculoskeletal and mental health in this age group, while the World Health Organization and other bodies have published physical activity guidelines. Despite the overwhelming evidence of the positive effects of physical activity older adults around the globe tend to be inactive. An effective way to increase the physical activity levels in older adults is physician consultation, and this should be implemented widely.

Keywords : older adults physical activity exercise health longevity

Autor: Selina Khoo - Matthias Müller -



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