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Aktywność fizyczna przyczynkiem do satysfakcji w geriatrii
Physical activity – reason to satisfaction in geriatrics

Author(s): Jerzy Rottermund, Andrzej Knapik
Subject(s): Health and medicine and law, Gerontology, Sports Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: physical activity; satisfaction; elderly

Summary/Abstract: Statistical data and forecasts point to an increasing number of elderly in european societies, including also Poland. This demographic state, causes an economical and social consequences, both in individual as well as in social dimension (health care, social support, etc.). Therefore a gaining increasing importance has the issue of successful aging. The notion of satisfaction is defined as “a feeling of pleasure and contentment” which contributes to feeling of happiness, joy and quality of life. Pointing to the life satisfaction of elderly, must first of all take into consideration, their current state of health and independent physical functioning in environment that allows to keep psychomotor performance.Physiological process of aging is accompanied by qualitative and quantitative changes in organs and systems of human body. These natural processes are complex and irreversible, ultimately leads to reduce psychophysical and regenerative capabilities of human. One of the key determinants which cause and give the satisfaction is a healthly lifestyle with properly dosed level of a physical activity. The primary purpose of a physical activity of elderly, with particular indication of exercises is: independent functioning, inhibiting of progressive involutional changes, improve mood, maintain of correct figure and improving of balance. Physical activity of elderly may have significantly impact to the attitudes towards own person, increasing the quality of life and giving the satisfaction feeling.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 21
  • Page Range: 57-71
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish