Qeol Life In Australia

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Due to continuous changes in Australia’s demographics, the urgency of helping older adults to maintain high quality of life (QOL) has become evident. Life expectancy in Australia has been increasing and an average Australian is now expected to live to 82.2 years of age. The proportion of people age 65 and over increased from 11.8% to 14.7% during the period 1994-2014, and these numbers are more likely to grow in the future. This extended survival often results in declining health, which is not an inevitable part of aging. However, this does not necessarily translate into poor QOL. Lifestyle plays a major role in determining the QOL in older adults and exercise arguably is the major determinant of health. This paper discusses how exercise can effect the QOL life in older adults.…show more content…
However it is a broad multidimensional concept. One aspect of QOL is health related quality of life (HRQOL) which on an individual level contains mental and physical perceptions, e.g., energy level, and their associates – including functional status, social support, socioeconomic status and health risk conditions. The research conducted suggests the HRQOL is the most commonly researched perspective on QOL in older
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