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Research & Investigations in Sports Medicine

Exergames Contribute to Reducing Sedentary Behavior in the Elderly?

Submission: August 23, 2019;Published: August 28, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/RISM.2019.05.000606

ISSN: 2577-1914
Volume5 Issue2


According to population data, in recent years, the number of individuals aged 60 years or more has increased significantly in all regions of the world and it is hoped that this accelerated growth to remain for the next decades [1]. The population aging can be accompanied by many changes in the body as reduction of physical, physiological and cognitive. In addition, with the older age, one observes the reduction of work activities and the increase in exposure time to sedentary behavior that can be identified from the time that the individual spends performing activities like remain seated watching TV, chatting with friends, performing tasks, using computer, tablet, mobile phones or playing video games. Sedentary behavior is recognized as an emerging public health issue that may trigger some health problems like depression [2], cardiovascular disease [3,4], type 2 diabetes, mortality from all causes or cancer [4].

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