Active Ageing and Physical Activity

Guidelines, Functional Exercises and Recommendations

  • Gonçalo Nuno Figueiredo  Dias
  • Micael Santos Couceiro

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research book series (BRIEFSWELLBEING)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Gonçalo Nuno Figueiredo Dias, Micael Santos Couceiro, Polybio Serra e Silva, Maria António Castro, Maria Aurora Branquinho, Rui Mendes et al.
    Pages 1-19
  3. Gonçalo Nuno Figueiredo Dias, Micael Santos Couceiro, Pedro Mendes, Maria de Lurdes Almeida
    Pages 21-34
  4. Gonçalo Nuno Figueiredo Dias, Micael Santos Couceiro, Rui Mendes
    Pages 35-103
  5. Micael Santos Couceiro, Gonçalo Nuno Figueiredo Dias
    Pages 105-118
  6. Gonçalo Nuno Figueiredo Dias, Micael Santos Couceiro
    Pages 119-120

About this book


This book presents an analysis of active ageing and physical activity from a multidisciplinary perspective. With descriptions of exercises, adequately illustrated with pictures, this book shows that regular physical activity reduces the prevalence of chronic diseases associated with ageing, as well as the risk of morbidity and mortality of the elderly. It confirms that exercise programs minimize the psychomotor decline, prevent the loss of functionality, inability and dementia, and foster significant gains in health and well-being, leading to increased quality of life of the elderly.


Benefits of Physical Activity Activity Programs for the Elderly Quality of Life of the Elderly Reducing Chronic Diseases Associated with Ageing Reducing Morbidity and Mortality of the Elderly Exercise Programs Minimizing Psychomotor Decline Active Ageing Reducing Chronic Diseases Well-Being of the Senior Population Health of the Life of the Elderly Health and Aging

Authors and affiliations

  • Gonçalo Nuno Figueiredo  Dias
    • 1
  • Micael Santos Couceiro
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education (CIDAF)University of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  2. 2.Ingeniarius, Ltd.CoimbraPortugal

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