From the research network on “Active aging, exercise and health /HEALTHY-AGE” we want to show our gratitude to the journal Science, Culture and Sport (CCD) for accepting for publication the work developed by a group of our researchers.

Now in CCD:



Multidomain Healthy-Age intervention programme. Recomendations for healthy ageing: On behalf of the Healthy-Age Network



Pablo Jorge Marcos-Pardo 1,3, Noelia González-Gálvez 2,3*, Raquel Vaquero-Cristóbal 2,3, Lucía Sagarra-Romero 3,6, Abraham López-Vivancos 2,3, Daniel Velázquez-Díaz 3,4, Gemma María Gea García 2,3, Jesús Gustavo Ponce-González 3,4, Irene Esteban-Cornejo 3,5, David Jiménez-Pavón 3,4 and Ana Carbonell-Baeza 3,4

1    Department of Education, Faculty of Education Sciences, University of Almería, 04120 Almería, Spain;

of Education, University of Almería,

2   Faculty of Sport, Catholic University San Antonio of Murcia, 30107 Murcia, Spain;;;;

3     Active Aging, Exercise and Health/HEALTHY-AGE Network, Consejo Superior de Deportes (CSD), Ministry of Culture and Sport of Spain, 28040 Madrid, Spain

4    MOVE-IT Research Group, Department of Physical Education, Faculty of Education Sciences, University of Cádiz, 11519 Cádiz, Spain;;;;

5   PROFITH  “Promoting  Fitness  and  Health  Through  Physical  Activity”  Research  Group,  Department  of Physical  and Sports Education, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain;
6    School of Health Sciences, Universidad San Jorge, Zaragoza, Spain;

7    SPORT Research Group (CTS-1024), CERNEP Research Center, University of Almería, Almería, Spain.

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Ageing is a natural process associated with a decline that results in an increased risk of physical and cognitive disability and/or emotional and sentimental impairment. Consequently, several studies show the multiple benefits of multi-component training programmes. The current guidelines extend this approach to multi-domain programmes. For this reason, the objective of this paper is to present the Healthy-Age multi-domain intervention programme that follows the recommendations of the main institutions and scientific literature and includes the main domains (physical, social, cognitive and motivational) in older people. Its purpose is to prevent, maintain or improve the overall health (physical, psychological, emotional and social level) for a healthy ageing. In addition to including general recommendations of physical activity, recommendations are shown for aerobic resistance, balance, coordination, muscular strength and resistance, flexibility and cognitive training; and two modalities are presented; a 5-day supervised plan and a 3-day supervised plan plus 2 autonomous days.


Keywords: Multi-component, Exercise, Physical activity, Older adults, Health, Quality of life.