Benefits Of Aging
Aging is the process of mental, physical, and social changes from maturation through old age. The mental, physical, and social changes that occur over time inversely affect each other. An individual’s mental health may diminish first, causing their social behavior to decline, and lastly because there is an unwillingness to be social could affect how sedentary they become, only worsening their physical state. Although aging comes with these negative effects, it should not be considered the end of one’s life, but should be considered a goal, as one can age healthy.
Magnitude of the Problem
More than half of the elderly population is unaware of the steps they can take to improve quality of life. There are currently thirty-five million …show more content…
This type of test does and should precede the exercise test. Changes in the waves of the electrocardiogram or arrhythmias that may be present are carefully watched for. Regularly occurring arrhythmias on the EKG are one of the signs that the test needs to be stopped. When designing an exercise program for an individual cardiovascular that has multiple arrhythmias must be taken into heavy consideration. Pushing a patient too far can cause even greater damage. A person’s blood pressure is also determined before the start of the exercise test. This determines how hard the heart is working, if the patient’s blood pressure is too high, again the trainer will need to watch how hard they work the client because more damage could happen if they are worked too hard. Balance and flexibility test can be administered before the exercise test as well. Balance in an older individual is very important for functioning in their daily life and for performing exercises. Overall a diagnosis should be run on elderly patients before they are given a workout regimen to perform. The diagnosis informs the trainer of any preexisting illnesses that the patient may be unaware of. The diagnostic test also shows how hard their heart is working and if it is working properly. Balance and flexibility test should be given as well. A balance test warns the trainer if the client will actually be able …show more content…
Some go unaware of their condition or conditions for years. Because some are unaware of the diseases that they have, it increases their susceptibility to more diseases and decreases their quality of life. Graded exercise test can help to reveal any signs of a persisting disease. Complications during a graded exercise test are very rare. The patient is monitored very closely, chiefly if they have or are showing signs of an illness before or during the test. If the patient is experiencing pains that cannot be ignored the test is required to be stopped. There is a higher risk cardiac death or myocardial infarction in those patients that have been diagnosed with a cardiovascular disease than in healthy individuals. Those with PAD can also develop heart disease, diabetes, and other diseases. These diseases can result in death.
Risk Factors The risk factors for the aging community only persist as the years go on. Some of the activities that one becomes familiar with are life threatening. Factors that may put an elderly individual at risk for developing a cardiovascular disease such as hypertension are smoking, high intake of sodium, excessive alcohol use, heredity, and family history. Hypertension is also a risk factor for developing peripheral arterial disease. PAD has some of the same risk factors as that of hypertension.