Many doctors recommend that older people exercise regularly, but most patients do not follow an exercise routine. Why do you think this happens? How can people be encouraged to exercise regularly?
In hospitals, moderate physical
exerciseis suggested to elderly
peoplenow, while most patients do not adopt the advice from doctors. In
thisessay, I will elaborate on the reasons behind
sucha phenomenon and suggest some possible solutions for the encouragement of regular
To beginwith, one of the major reasons why older
peopledo not follow an
exerciseroutine is that the risks of injury are existing during physical
For instance, some older
peoplehave chronic illnesses,
suchas severe arthritis, osteoporosis or advanced cardiovascular disease that limit their choice of physical activities.
Therefore, most elder
peoplebelieve that they are incapable of these physical activities and
thenrefuse to have followed the suggestions in order to protect themselves from injury.
However, according to the survey, regular
exerciseis necessary and needed for
peopleaged above 50 years old by providing more benefits to the older body.
Hence, in order to encourage
peopleto have regular
first, we should bring reassurance and build confidence to those
peoplewho are afraid of
exercise. Meanwhile, hospitals can provide more professional and comprehensive plans of physical
exerciseincluding preparations and video examples to their patients. In
exerciseroutine can be largely implemented.
Furthermore, another main reason is that some older
peoplemay have a preference for sedentary and cost-effective activities,
suchas reading and socializing. Simply because they think
exerciseis boring and they have no budget to join a gym or purchase some equipment.
Therefore, they are reluctant to proceed with the physical
exercisescheme. As for
thisbarrier and misconception, the communities and doctors can encourage free
suchas walking and provide free demonstration classes.
Similarly, local communities can educate their families and relatives to support their older family members to have regular
exercise. In conclusion, physical
exerciseis essential for elder
peopleto keep healthy.
Althoughthere are two major barriers to resist, these feasible solutions can be taken done to resolve problems.
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