How To Age-Proof Your Parents
The Department of Health & Exercise Science presents a seminar by Donald H. Paterson, Ph.D., from the Faculty of Health Sciences at University of Western Ontario, Canada: How To Age-Proof Your Parents Evidence Based Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults.
An abundance of epidemiological research confirms the benefits of physical activity in reducing risk of various age-related morbidities and all-cause mortality. Analysis of the literature focusing on key exercise variables (e.g., intensity, type, and volume) suggests that the requisite beneficial amount of activity is that which engenders improved cardiorespiratory fitness, strength, power, and, indirectly, balance. Age-related declines in these components are such that physical limitations impinge on functional activities of daily living. However, an exercise program can minimize declines, thus preventing older adults (age 65+ years) from crossing functional thresholds of inability.
Although a precise characterization of a minimal or effective physical activity dose to maintain functional independence is difficult, it appears moderate to higher levels of activity are effective and there may be a threshold of at least moderate activity for significant outcomes.
Event Contact: Chris Bell can be reached at (970) 491-7522
Sponsored by the Department of Health and Exercise Science.
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|Start Time:||03:00 PM|
|End Time:||04:00 PM|
|Event Begins On:||Friday, February 17, 2012|
|Event Ends On:||Friday, February 17, 2012|
|Submitter's Name:||Chris Bell|