Volume 3, Issue 4, December 2017, Page: 75-78
Healthy Life Style, a Strategic Way to Combat Elderly Health Problems
Silpa Somavarapu, Department of Food Technology, Vikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore, India
Received: Sep. 10, 2017;       Accepted: Sep. 22, 2017;       Published: Nov. 30, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.jfmhc.20170304.12      View  1972      Downloads  81
In India old age refers to >60 years. Percentage of elderly is expected to rise from 7.5% in 2010 to 11.1% in 2025. Changes in physical, psychological, socio, economic status in old age adversely affects the individual's way of life and can lead to a variety of health consequences. Negative consequence of digitalization, urbanization and nuclear families led to unhealthy adulthood which results in serious problems related to health, nutrition and psychological problems in old age. Certain health problems in old age include hypertension, diabetes, bronchial asthma, heart diseases and kidney diseases of which nutritional problems are osteoporosis, osteomalacia, malnutrition, anemia, skin problems, cataract and psychological problems are Alzheimer, schizopherenia, different phobias, mood disorders, and personality disorders, which influence their quality of life. Several studies also showed that those who maintain healthy life styles like eating habits and regular exercise from childhood onwards will be able to control the onset and progression of diseases in elderly. Healthy diet with inclusion of high protein, fiber foods, balanced amount of vitamin, mineralized foods has a positive effect on old age. Even moderate exercise and physical activity can improve the health of people who are frail or who have diseases that accompany aging. Being physically active can also help stay strong and fit enough to keep doing the things you like to do as you get older. Taking the nutritious diet, doing good exercise and making physical activity a regular part of one’s life can improve health and maintain independent, secure, happy old age. Regular health check ups and occasions to spend with family members and friends is a clear route for happy adulthood.
Digitalization, Urbanization, Osteoporosis, Schizopherenia
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Silpa Somavarapu, Healthy Life Style, a Strategic Way to Combat Elderly Health Problems, Journal of Family Medicine and Health Care. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2017, pp. 75-78. doi: 10.11648/j.jfmhc.20170304.12
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