Maak kennis met elkaars werkwijze en vakgebied : Vraag het de Expert: Senioren’ bijeenkomsten

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Abstract

About 4.2 million people over 55 years of age ('senior citizens') are currently living in the Netherlands, and anticipations are that their number will increase to 6 million by the year 2035. Like for other age groups, behavioural change yields health benefits for older people. Smoking cessation, a healthier diet and more physical exercise have positive health effects. Even if people do not pick up such behavioural change until after the age of 65, that change can still be effective. For example, men who quit smoking when they are 65 years old, live 1.4-2.0 years longer, and women even 2.7-3.7 years. For all people healthy ageing is a precondition for a happy life. Healthy ageing also implies living independently a life of good quality and taking part in society. The chance of realizing that is greater when senior citizens are coached by primary care professionals
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)21-23
JournalVoedingsMagazine
Volume22
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • elderly
  • health
  • dietitians
  • health promotion
  • nutrition and health

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