Central European Journal of Sport Sciences and Medicine

ISSN: 2300-9705     eISSN: 2353-2807     DOI: 10.18276/cej.2016.2-09
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Issues list / Vol. 14, No. 2/2016
Physical Activity as Prevention of Chronic Illnesses in Seniors

Year Published:2016
Pages number:8 (79-86)
Keywords: chronic illnesses physical activity seniors
Authors: Mariusz Pietrzak
University of Szczecin, Faculty of Physical Education and Health Promotion, Department of Health Education

Katarzyna Sygit
University of Szczecin, Faculty of Physical Education and Health Promotion, Department of Health Promotion

Marian Sygit
University of Szczecin, Faculty of Physical Education and Health Promotion, Department of Health Education

Abstract

Physical activity is of key importance in prevention of chronic illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease or metabolicvdiseases. Lack of regular workout in seniors favors the development of these diseases. It is, therefore, advisable to change one’s lifestyle and engage in regular workout in order to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses and disabilities. The aim of this paper is to present how important physical activity is in prevention of chronic illnesses in seniors.
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