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Exercise training as a preventive tool for age-related disorders: a brief review

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Author(s):
Emmanuel Gomes Ciolac [1]
Total Authors: 1
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Dept Phys Educ, Sch Sci, Bauru, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Clinics; v. 68, n. 5, p. 710-717, Maio 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 28
Abstract

Aging populations are a worldwide phenomenon affecting both developed and developing countries. This issue raises serious concerns for both governments and the general population. Regular participation in physical activity and/or exercise training programs can minimize the physiological alterations that occur during aging and may contribute to improvements in health and well-being. The present review will discuss the role of regular exercise training in preventing age-related physiological decline and, consequently, associated chronic diseases. Compelling evidence that regular exercise and/or physical activity can improve quality of life, prevent or control the development of chronic disease and increase life expectancy is shown. In summary, regular exercise training and/or physical activity has an important influence on aging and may help to prevent age-related disorders. (AU)