Exercise as a countermeasure to human ageing

Bampouras, Theodoros ORCID logo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8991-4655 and Hayes, Lawrence ORCID logo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6654-0072 (2018) Exercise as a countermeasure to human ageing. In: Physical Activity in Ageing Symposium, 15 June 2018, University of Cumbria, Lancaster, UK. (Unpublished)

[thumbnail of Bampouras_ExerciseAsA_SupMat.pdf]
PDF - Supplemental Material
Available under License CC BY-NC

Download (408kB) | Preview
Official URL: https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/about/events/university-...


In less than 200 years, life expectancy in the United Kingdom has doubled from ~40 to ~80 years, a trend mirrored in most developed and now developing countries. The healthogenic effects of staying active across the lifespan are widely promoted, yet only 36% of men and 18% of women >75 years of age in England achieve the physical activity guidelines of 150 min/wk. Reduced functional ability as we age is caused by a natural weakening of physiological systems, exacerbated by physical inactivity. This talk will discuss benefits of, and barriers to, physical activity and exercise in older cohorts, with a focus on resistance training.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Departments: Academic Departments > Medical & Sport Sciences (MSS) > Sports and Physical Activity
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2018 11:20
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 20:02
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3930


Downloads per month over past year

Downloads each year

Edit Item