Total Rehabilitation Research
Online ISSN : 2189-4957
Print ISSN : 2188-1855
ISSN-L : 2188-1855
REVIEW ARTICLES
A Study on the International Trends and Prospects of Physical Activity and Health Promotion in Active Aging
Minji KIM
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2016 Volume 3 Pages 100-114

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Later life is commonly a period of transitions and adjustment to losses. Reduced social participation is common in older people, and is associated with similar negative health outcomes. The aim of this literature review was to identify and discuss about international trends of the influence of community-based physical activity in older adults in order to summarize the impact of health promotion program associated with physical activity for promoting active aging. A total of nine studies met the inclusion criteria and were included in this review. Seven of these studies reported that physical function is significantly improved in intervention group. Most of these studies performed aerobic exercise or balance training and several studies were multi-component physical activities. This review found aerobic exercise and balance training mainly performed for community-dwelling elderly and also community-based intervention program has potential effect on their subjective well-being.

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