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.

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Multidomain Healthy-Age intervention programme: Recomendations for healthy ageing

 

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, pjmarcos@ual.es.

2   Faculty of Sport, Catholic University San Antonio of Murcia, 30107 Murcia, Spain; ngonzalez@ucam.edu; alvivancos@ucam.edu; gmgea@ucam.edu; rvaquero@ucam.edu.

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; david.jimenez@uca.es; ana.carbonell@uca.es; daniel.velazquez@uca.es; jesusgustavo.ponce@uca.es.

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; ireneesteban@ugr.es.
6    School of Health Sciences, Universidad San Jorge, Zaragoza, Spain; lsagarra@usj.es.

*   Correspondence: ngonzalez@ucam.edu; Tel.: +34 968 278 824

 

Summary

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. Multi-component training programmes, which combine the physical capacities of strength, cardio-respiratory resistance, flexibility and balance, have been reported in several studies to have multiple benefits on functional capacity and a slowing down of cognitive impairment. The current guidelines extend this approach to multi-domain programmes, adding essential aspects such as cognitive ones (general cognition, language, processing speed, learning and memory, and visual spatial cognition), which are of vital importance due to the cognitive decline related to ageing, since neurocognitive fragility is the main threat to successfully carrying out daily life activities. For this reason, the objective of this paper is to present the Healthy-Age multi-domain program. This programme 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 on a physical, psychological, emotional and social level of life of the older people for a healthy ageing. In addition to including general recommendations for the practice of physical activity, recommendations are shown for the work of aerobic resistance, balance, coordination, muscular strength and resistance, flexibility and cognitive training; and two modalities of the Healthy. Age multi-domain intervention programme 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.