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Benefits of physical activity in older adults

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.

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10 facts about exercise and back pain

We continue with the infographics that summarize the most current scientific evidence, this time I present the most important facts about exercise and back pain. There are already 3 infographies (here and here the other 2) about back pain in the blog, with all the information your patient should know.  The information has been kindly provided by Dr Mary O’Keeffee (University of Limerick), Dr Kieran O’Sullivan (Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar) and Professor Chris Maher (The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School).

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