Benefits of physical practices for senior people’s life quality and longevity

Benefits of physical practices for senior people’s life quality and longevity


Dr.Hab., Professor V.G. Shilko1
PhD, Associate Professor N.L. Guseva1
V.S. Kolpashnikova1
1National Research Tomsk State University, Tomsk

Presently the senior population (60+ years of age) is reported to grow the world over with the natural medical, social and economic issues for many countries. The Russian Federation is still in need in the government policies for addressing these issues on the national scale, albeit some regions and municipalities have positive experiences of the target physical education services to senior people. The study was designed to analyze benefits of physical practices for the senior people’s life quality and longevity. It should be noted that most of the world nations are pursuing the relevant socio-economic, institutional, educational, financial and demographic policies to activate the senior people. The Russian Federation still needs to advance the physical activation policies and practices for this age group.
The study data and analyses show that the poor physical fitness of young generation may be ranked among the key reasons for the health issues in the senior age including the accidental death risks. Physical education service to the senior population groups brings great socio-economic benefits for the nation including the health improvements, good physical fitness, good physical and mental performance standards and active longevity of the age group. The Russian Federation is still in need of the relevant policy documents and physical education/ health programs to encourage the senior people’s physical activity.

Keywords: senior population, motor activity, physical exercise, training program.


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