Can a senior approaching 70 improve the strength and health that he/she had years ago, starting gradually but being determined?
Research evidence says that physical activities positively impact the main elements of healthy ageing, even in the oldest-old, like inflammation, chronic mitochondrial dysfunction, defective autophagy, oxidative damage, reduced insulin-like growth factor signalling, and myokine release. Exercise and physical activities boost physical function and quality of life, lowering the risk of non-communicable diseases and premature overall mortality, including particular mortality, causes like cancer, chronic lower respiratory tract disease, and cardiovascular disease.
There is strong scientific evidence for the benefits of PA and exercise in stopping and healing many chronic disorders like sarcopenia, cardiovascular disease, cancer, hypertension, osteoporosis, diabetes, osteoarthritis, dementia, depression, and Parkinson’s disease. The reduction of adverse age-related changes in body composition is closely connected to the impacts of physical activities on ageing and chronic illness.
Aging means significant bone and muscle mass losses and elevation in adipose tissue, coming with critical swaps in adipose tissue distribution to more central and visceral depots instead of appendicular and subcutaneous depots.