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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The meaning of physical activity practices to elderly people at Alagoas seaside
Author: Goncalves, CO
Marcelino, VR
Tavares, MDGCF
Abstract: Talking about the elderly population increase in Brazil and worldwide, not much is known about them inside the youth culture. In this way, the beach is one possibility of joy and activity, where it found can be explored the subject. The main object of this research is to investigate the elder's physical activity on Alagoas' beaches. On a field research focused on quality we could interview 63 people from both genders, from 60 to 87 years old in 7 beaches. Through this analysis it was possible to see that 95,16% of the interviwers like to go to the beach; 84,37% of the total practices physical activity regularly such as walking at the seaside or on the sand, but they miss guided activities like gymnastic, yoga, stretching. To the participants this activities on the beach mean therapy, happiness, relaxing and health. On a first analysis it can be confirmed that the beach is no longer seen as a youth environment, but also as a place that supports a healthy old aging process.
Subject: Bathing beaches
Aged
Exercise
Aging
Country: Brasil
Editor: Univ Fed Rio Grande Do Sul, Escola Educ Fisica
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2010
Appears in Collections:Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp

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