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2011 | 38 | special issue: MEDICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, SOCIOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF AGEING IN POLAND. POLSENIOR | 44-51
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Physical Recreation in the Relation of the Functional Efficiency and the Quality of Life of Elderly People

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The aim of study was to investigate the role of physical activity in maintaining and improving functional capacity and quality of life for seniors. We analyzed research material PolSenior nationwide study carried out in 2008-2010 on a sample of 4979 people over 65 years of age. Also presented the results of own research on the role of regular physical activity in functional performance and impact on the quality of life for seniors, carried out in the nationwide PolSenior research subproject. These studies were conducted in 2009, on a group of 236 people aged 65+, twice, at the beginning and at the end of a 6-month program of physical activity. Respondents, with women as vast majority, participated in organized recreation activities on average two times a week for 60 minutes, primarily practicing gymnastics. The intensity of effort during the course of physical activity was moderate and adapted to the capabilities of research group members. In PolSenior survey people free of physical disabilities appear more frequently than in the studies carried out by Central Statistical Office back in 1987. Percentage of women aged 65 + participating in a 6-month program of exercises, capable of performing the exercises and activities that require physical fitness is much higher than in the PolSenior study. The observed effects of improved physical fitness and quality of life of seniors participating in the 6-month program of physical activity influence their functional autonomy as well as their social independence
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  • Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw
  • Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw
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