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Published on December 3, 2007

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Use it or Lose it!:  Use it or Lose it! The importance of Exercise in the Elderly © Katherine Kilpatrick MD, CCFP Objectives :  Objectives Know why exercise is important in the elderly Know what types of exercise are necessary Know what to advise the elderly re. exercise Why is Exercise important?:  Why is Exercise important? Lengthens life Decreases illness & disability Contributes to wellness Exercise reduces disease and lengthens life :  Exercise reduces disease and lengthens life Regular exercise increases life expectancy by 2-3 years Decreases cardiovascular mortality Exercise keeps the elderly healthy:  Exercise keeps the elderly healthy Improved body composition body fat bone health muscle mass metabolism Lower risk of diabetes, hypertension, & coronary artery disease Exercise keeps the elderly healthy:  Exercise keeps the elderly healthy Increased endurance & stamina muscle mass & strength flexibility   more independence fewer falls less disability Exercise keeps the elderly healthy:  Exercise keeps the elderly healthy Regular exercise delays age- and disease-related disability by 15 years Exercise contributes to Wellness:  Exercise contributes to Wellness Psychological benefits - mood, pain-relief Exercise contributes to Wellness:  Exercise contributes to Wellness Psychological benefits - mood, pain-relief Appetite/good nutrition Exercise contributes to Wellness:  Exercise contributes to Wellness Psychological benefits - mood, pain-relief Appetite/good nutrition Regular bowels Exercise contributes to Wellness:  Exercise contributes to Wellness Psychological benefits - mood, pain-relief Appetite/good nutrition Regular bowels Better sleep Exercise contributes to Wellness:  Exercise contributes to Wellness Psychological benefits - mood, pain-relief Appetite/good nutrition Regular bowels Better sleep Fewer medications What 3 types of Exercise are necessary?:  What 3 types of Exercise are necessary? What 3 types of Exercise are necessary?:  What 3 types of Exercise are necessary? Cardiovascular (aerobic or endurance) What 3 types of Exercise are necessary?:  What 3 types of Exercise are necessary? Cardiovascular (aerobic or endurance) Muscle strength (resistance) What 3 types of Exercise are necessary?:  What 3 types of Exercise are necessary? Cardiovascular (aerobic or endurance) Muscle strength (resistance) Flexibility and balance Aerobic Exercise :  Aerobic Exercise Gets the heart pumping, the blood flowing and the lungs expanding. Aerobic Exercise :  Aerobic Exercise Gets the heart pumping, the blood flowing and the lungs expanding. Walking (brisk) Aerobic Exercise :  Aerobic Exercise Gets the heart pumping, the blood flowing and the lungs expanding. Walking (brisk) Aqua fit or swimming Aerobic Exercise :  Aerobic Exercise Gets the heart pumping, the blood flowing and the lungs expanding. Walking (brisk) Aqua fit or swimming Low impact aerobics Aerobic Exercise :  Aerobic Exercise Gets the heart pumping, the blood flowing and the lungs expanding. Walking (brisk) Aqua fit or swimming Low impact aerobics Cycling Strength training:  Strength training Exercises performed specifically to develop strength Strength training:  Strength training Using free weights or machines Strength training:  Strength training Using free weights or machines Using body weight and resistance Strength training:  Strength training Using free weights or machines Using body weight and resistance Using therabands, exercise balls, or other tools Flexibility and Balance Exercises:  Flexibility and Balance Exercises To improve resilience and reduce fall risk Flexibility and Balance Exercises:  Flexibility and Balance Exercises Tai Chi Flexibility and Balance Exercises:  Flexibility and Balance Exercises Tai Chi Yoga Flexibility and Balance Exercises:  Flexibility and Balance Exercises Tai Chi Yoga Stair climbing Flexibility and Balance Exercises:  Flexibility and Balance Exercises Tai Chi Yoga Stair climbing Various boards, balls & other tools Flexibility and Balance Exercises:  Flexibility and Balance Exercises Tai Chi Yoga Stair climbing Various boards, balls & other tools Stretching How much activity is enough? :  How much activity is enough? Everyone should be “active living” How much exercise is enough? :  How much exercise is enough? Aim towards: 30-60 minutes moderate intensity exercise most days of the week Advice to give the Elderly :  Advice to give the Elderly Get medical advice if concerns about health conditions (esp. uncontrolled conditions) Advice to give the Elderly :  Advice to give the Elderly Get medical advice if concerns about health conditions (esp. uncontrolled conditions) Start low and go slow; increase gradually Advice to give the Elderly :  Advice to give the Elderly Get medical advice if concerns about health conditions (esp. uncontrolled conditions) Start low and go slow; increase gradually Get professional advice (e.g. personal trainer, physiotherapist) especially for weight training Resources to assist the Elderly :  Resources to assist the Elderly Public Health Unit YMCA Physiotherapy (private or hospital-based) Seniors’ Centre University-based health & wellness programs Canada’s Physical Activity Guide for Older Adults Perceived barriers you need to know about:  Perceived barriers you need to know about Lack of time Lack of knowledge Poor finances Fear of ridicule or injury Weather or transportation problems Lack of motivation Objectives - Summary :  Objectives - Summary Know why exercise is important in the elderly Know what types of exercise are necessary Know what to advise the elderly re. exercise Any Questions?:  Any Questions? ? ? ? ? ? ?

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