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Physical activity and successful aging
10th International EGREPA Conference

European Group for Research into Elderly and Physical Activity

14.09. - 16.09.2006 in Köln

'Sa˙de em Movimento'- project ('health moving')

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Physical activity and successful aging. Xth International EGREPA Conference. Cologne, 14.-16.09.2006. DŘsseldorf, K÷ln: German Medical Science; 2006. Doc06pasa106

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The sport department of Lagos municipality has been develop a program of health promotion called ' Sa˙de em Movimento' that works with 350 people from 40 to 85 years old. The aims are: promote health with exercice (in an holistic view of intervention of human body: physical, psychological, emotional, social and cognitive).

People from 40 to 65 years old have an especifical intervention focus on physical condition improvement; people from 65 to 85 years old have an intervention focus on psycomotricity(promoting more than physical skills also cognitive stimulation and balance work).

Program activities

fitness classes, functional activity classes,hidrofit, swimming, cardiofitness,strenght trainning, dancetherapy, movement therapy, tai-chi, conferences and educational sessions of health and exercice promotion, cognitive stimulation.


16 groups from different localities of Lagos municipality.

Intervention team

Sport department, psycomotricist and health exercice specialist, physical educational teachers, health care professionals.


Clinical tests, Medical form, Functional tests, individual questionary (self steem, individual motivations for exercice) with an exercice specialist.

These program has the envolvement of health care institutions and sport institutions and has direct intervention in the health care centre of Lagos (service of evaluation and exercice prescription).