SHS Web Conf.
Volume 37, 2017ERPA International Congresses on Education 2017 (ERPA 2017)
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Promoting healthy musculoskeletal function by applying regular exercises education and physical activities in senior activity centers
School of Health Sciences, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Rua de Luis Gonzaga Gomes, Macao
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There are varied types of exercises that are beneficial to promoting healthy musculoskeletal function among older adults. The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors contributing to the health of the adults by having regular exercise education and physical activities provided by the senior activity centers in Macao. 56 participants aged 65 and over from four senior activity centers were interviewed in the past two years. Three senior activity centers were located in Macao peninsula and one senior activity center was in Taipa, another island of Macao. Adults in the two senior activity centers provided with regular exercise education and physical activities were having better quality of life with more satisfaction in physical, psychosocial and mental development. The other two activity centers provided less or zero exercise program showed more chances of falls and health problems.
Key words: Activity centers / regular exercises / healthy musculoskeletal function
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