In this infographic you can see, in a very simple way, the great benefits of physical activity in older adults. It was created as part of the TREK project.
These benefits can be divided into 4 groups:
- Chronic diseases prevention and risk reduction in: Falls, all causes of mortality, diabetes, coronary heart disease, hip fractures and high blood pressure, among others.
- Functional status outcomes: better muscle strength, cognitive function, physical condition, bone density, activities of daily life.
- Psychological and well-being : Stress, anxiety and depression reduction; sleep, satisfaction and self-esteem improvement.
- Social benefits: Social life, social support, community participation and participation in intergenerational activity.
The Gerontologist, Volume 56, Issue Suppl_2, 1 April 2016, Pages S268–S280,https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnw031