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Evaluate the Effectiveness of Physical Activity on General Health, Happiness and Life Expectancy in Postmenopausal and Elder Women
S Alavai , A.S Zar *, M Salimi Avansar , F Ahmadi
Jahrom University, Jahrom, Iran.
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Introduction: Menopause is a natural event that occurs in adulthood that in the long term can negative effects on the people. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of exercise on general health, happiness and life expectancy in post-menopausal and elder women.
Method: The present research in terms of strategy is descriptive and it was comparative in terms of performance. A total of 109 postmenopausal women (42 active and 67 inactive) in Shiraz (in 1395) By Available sampling method and voluntarily to participated in the study.In order to collect information, we used of the demographic information form , General Health Questionnaire (GHQ28), Oxford Welfare (OHI) and Schneider Life expectancy. To analyze the data we used of SPSS/18, Kolmogorov-Smirnov test and independent t-test (α= 0.05).
Results: The results showed that active postmenopausal women compared to inactive postmenopausal women are better in happiness (p=0.001).  And also active postmenopausal women significantly better in Public health than inactive postmenopausal women (p=0.001).  But there was no significant difference in the scale of the life expectancy between two group (p=0.445).
Conclusion: According to the research findings, it can be said that Physical activity and exercise can improve overall health and happiness in postmenopausal women. Therefore, It must be resolved consider to accelerate postmenopausal women's participation in sports and provide the necessary facilities to exercise for this population.

 
Keywords: Menopause, general health, happiness, life expectancy, exercise and physical activity.
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Type of Study: Original research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/08/3 | Accepted: 2017/09/10 | Published: 2017/09/23
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Alavai S, Zar A, Salimi Avansar M, Ahmadi F. Evaluate the Effectiveness of Physical Activity on General Health, Happiness and Life Expectancy in Postmenopausal and Elder Women . joge. 2017; 2 (1) :11-19
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نشریه سالمندشناسی Journal of Gerontology
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