Motriz: Revista de Educação Física
versão On-line ISSN 1980-6574
MACIEL, Marcos Gonçalves. Physical activity and function in elderly. Motriz: rev. educ. fis. (Online) [online]. 2010, vol.16, n.4, pp. 1024-1032. ISSN 1980-6574. http://dx.doi.org/10.5016/1980-6574.2010v16n4p1024.
Adopting an active lifestyle provides many health benefits and is regarded as an important component to improving the quality of life and functional independence of the elderly. But as important as investigating the biopsychosocial benefits acquired by the practice of physical activity, is the understanding of associated factors that influence the adherence and maintenance. Thus, from a review of the literature, this article had the purpose to discuss the proposed adherence of the relationship between physical activity and of the elderly functionality.
Palavras-chave : Elderly; Physical Activity; Functionality.