Published on October 05, 2016

It is never too late to start physical exercise

 

Bach. in Human Nutrition Carolina Céspedes Vindas, University of Costa Rica.

Exercise can give benefits even when their regular practice starts late in life.

 

YOUTH (5 to 17 years) HELPS:

  • Developing bones, muscles and joints healthy.
  • Keep your heart healthy.
  • Collaborates with coordination and movement control.
  • Maintaining a healthy body weight.

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ADULT (18 to 64) FAVORS:

  • Reduce the risk of death from heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer and depression.
  • Have a lower risk of hip fracture or column.
  • They have a better functioning of cardiorespiratory and muscular systems.
  • More easily maintain weight.

 

IN OLDER ADULTS (AGED 65 AND OLDER) COLLABORATE WITH:

  • Reducing the risk of death from different diseases (heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer and depression).
  • Better functioning of the cardiorespiratory and muscular systems.
  • More favorable for the prevention of cardiovascular disease profile, type 2 diabetes and improving bone health.
  • Greater functional health, a lower risk of falls, best preserved cognitive functions, and a lower risk of functional limitations and depression.

 

Bibliography

World Health Organization (WHO). (2010). Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health. Recovered from http://www.who.int/dietphysicalactivity/factsheet_recommendations/es/

 

 

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