Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2006 , Vol 52 , Num 1

Exercise and Sports in the Elderly

Ayşe Karan 1
1 İstanbul Üniversitesi İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye

Age-related changes in musculoskeletal system are inevitable. Sarcopenia, postural dysfunctions, reduced gait cycle, loss of balance control and stability are some of age-related changes. Older adults may benefit from exercises that are integrated into traditional resistance and balance training programs. Regular physical activity reduces the risk for chronic diseases among older adults. 

Keywords : Exercise, elderly