Postmenopausal women and physical activity: a challenge for healthy aging

Barnett, Fiona (2015) Postmenopausal women and physical activity: a challenge for healthy aging. Journal of Aging Research, 1. pp. 14-16.

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[Extract] The postmenopausal period for a woman today is very different to that of 100 years ago. Advancements in healthcare have meant that life expectancy in the Western world is 82.5 years compared to 55.5 years in the early 20th century [1]. Therefore, a woman of today should expect to live a further 30 years beyond menopause. This increased longevity may pose a challenge to a postmenopausal woman's quality of life if she is not in good health. In Australia, the leading causes of death in older persons are heart disease, stroke and cancer. In addition, obesity rates are increasing with three in five adults either overweight or obese [2]. These comorbidities are thought of as lifestyle diseases, brought on by a combination of a sedentariness and poor dietary choices.

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© 2015 Fiona Barnett. This article is distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.

Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2015 02:26
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110602 Exercise Physiology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920507 Womens Health @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920502 Health Related to Ageing @ 50%
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