What kind of activities should people over the age of 65 do?
With the resumption of pandemic restrictions, the freedom and physical activities of people over the age of 65 were also limited.
Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Lect. See. Muammer Çorum "Inactivity is the biggest factor that affects human health negatively. In addition, it causes mental problems. Therefore, people over the age of 65 need to increase their physical activity under all conditions. Exercises such as walking in the house, lifting and carrying various weights, climbing stairs, sitting and standing on a chair, lunges, squats, sit-ups, push-ups, yoga, pilates that can be applied anywhere and anytime with narrow space and less equipment. It can be counted as an example of exercises that can be done in the home and under social isolation conditions.
Although old age is a constant law of being human, there are things to do to delay old age or to have a quality old age period. One of them is to move as much as possible. In order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic that emerged in China in 2019 and caused a health crisis all over the world as a pandemic, the authorities were recommended by the authorities to stay at home. With the resumption of pandemic restriction, the movements of people over 65 were also limited. Saying that regular physical activity affects all systems of our body, Lecturer Muammer Çorum said; "Scientific research shows the health benefits of physical activity and staying active by providing more and more evidence every day. Regular physical activity contributes to the development and strengthening of the cardiovascular and pulmonary system, musculoskeletal system, endocrine system and immune system. Physical inactivity, on the other hand, causes us to be deprived of all these positive effects of exercise, as well as inviting many diseases. Physical inactivity has become a major health problem worldwide. It has been determined that the factor increasing the risk of death due to all causes is low physical capacity.
LIFE WITHOUT MOVEMENT INCREASES BEHAVIOR THAT CONTRIBUTES TO ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
Stating that the restriction of outdoor activities causes changes in the routine daily activities of individuals, including regular physical activity and exercise, Istanbul Rumeli University Faculty of Health Sciences Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department Lecturer. Muammer Çorum continued his words as follows: "To stay home for a long time; Spending time on digital platforms can cause excessive time to spend on motionless behaviors such as watching television, using smartphones and tablets. However, reducing regular physical activity and consequently lower energy expenditure, while bringing the potential risk of worsening for chronic diseases, can also increase behaviors that contribute to anxiety and depression ".
ESPECIALLY AGES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES