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Gazzetta Medica Italiana - Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2022 July-August;181(7-8):582-96

DOI: 10.23736/S0393-3660.21.04686-6

Copyright © 2021 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Research on the development of sports for the aged in China from the perspective of the integration of sports and medicine

Haibo XU 1, Ahmad ALBATTAT 1 , Jeong C. PHUOC 1, Wang BAOGUI 2

1 Graduate School of Management, Post Graduate Center, Management and Science University, Selangor, Malaysia; 2 College of Biological and Environmental Engineering, University of Binzhou, Binzhou, China



China’s aging population is becoming more and more serious, which brings serious challenges to the development of various industries. The aging of the population has led to an increase in the number of elderly people with chronic diseases, which has seriously increased the medical burden and increased financial expenditures. The main diseases that threaten the health of the elderly are closely related to lifestyle and exercise habits. Reasonable physical exercise can prevent the occurrence of diseases and slow down the progress of diseases. This article describes the current situation of the aging of the Chinese population, the relationship between sports and senile diseases, analyze the dilemma of sports development and the integration of sports and medicine for the elderly and propose solutions. Studies have found that sitting quietly is the main cause of chronic diseases in the elderly. However, Chinese elderly people have relatively weak fitness awareness, single fitness methods, and lack of fitness venues and equipment. Therefore, the amount of exercise for Chinese elderly people is significantly less than that of Western countries,the health problems of the elderly are highlighted. By combining the policies and status quo of countries that entered the aging society earlier, improving the health of the elderly by medical means alone cannot achieve the expected results, and active cooperation in sports and fitness is required. In order to actively respond to the aging, promote the physical health of the elderly, combine medical methods to reduce the number of people living with the disease, and to achieve a healthy life extension. Establishing a comprehensive integration of sports and medicine to promote health services for the elderly, with a view to accelerating the progress of the integration of sports and medicine in China, and providing references for achieving a healthy China and active aging.


KEY WORDS: Healthy aging; Exercise; China

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