大学における高齢者水中運動講座への取り組み:―13年間の軌跡― [in Japanese] The study of the health-promotion practice for elderly people using water exercise [in Japanese]
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We have made elderly people health-promotion practice using indoor swimming pool for 13 years. The purpose of this activity was to make sure the elderly people, who live in Komagane City or other town or village in Kami-Ina district, the healthy life of high quality. In this report the activities of around 13 years are discussed.<br> The water exercise class has been held 3 times a month with 2 to 4 attendants of investigators of this project. These classes have been conducted by the professional instructor.<br> From 1998 to 2011, 69 males and 319 females have attended our class totally. In 1994, the first year of this project, the number of attendants of the class was 38, whereas in 2003, when 4 classes were prepared for the attendants, the number increased to over 100, and after that about 120 people have attended every year. The average attendant number of one day practice was about 63.7. The average age of attendants was 76.0 (male) and 68.8 (female) in 1994, whereas in 2011, 77.9 (male) and 74.0 (female) respectively. The average age of beginning the water exercise was 72.9 for male and 69.9 for female. About 70% of present attendants have continued the exercise for more than 2 years. Almost all of them stated their impression of water exercise class as “very joyful experience”, “the therapeutic effects of backache”, “the increase of the good rhythm in daily life” and “decrease of stresses and increase of good friendships”.
- Journal of Physical Education and Medicine
Journal of Physical Education and Medicine 14(1), 27-34, 2013
Journal of Physical Education and Medicine Editorial Committee