Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2009 , Vol 55 , Num 2

Exercise for the Elderly: Neither feast nor famine

Nilüfer Kutay Ordu Gökkaya 1
1 Ankara Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Eğitim Araştırma Hastanesi, Kardiyopulmoner Rehabilitasyon Ünitesi, Ankara, Türkiye

It is well documented that physical activity and every type of exercise is a successful way of preventive non- pharmaceutical approach to diseases in the period of elderly. It has also been shown that exercise restore functionality and maintain independence. This article presents the benefits of exercise and the details of exercise prescription in the elderly. 

Keywords : Older adults, physical activity, exercise