Behavioral Program and Exercise Training for Older Persons: Effect on Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Keywords:Behavioral, Cardiorespiratory fitness, Exercise, Older
Active participation in exercise may help to improve physical and psychological functions for older people. Regretfully, most of them do not engage in long term exercise due to several barriers. This puts them at high risk of may chronic illness that will limit their activities of daily living. The aim of this study is to determine the effectiveness of the behavioral and exercise program on cardio respiratory fitness among 63 community-dwelling olders. At the end of six months, there is a significant difference for cardio respiratory fitness and exercise engagement. Thus, improved their overall quality of life.
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