mental diseases

mental diseases

Active People: Promoting Healthy Life Expectancy Health Integration Team

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Professor Selena Gray explains the work of the Active People: Promoting Healthy Life Expectancy Health Integration Team (APPHLE HIT). APPHLE HIT is a team of academics, clinicians, commissioners and older people, working together to improve activity and health in later life. Physical activity has the potential to improve health and wellbeing throughout an individual's life. In middle-aged and older people, physical activity helps individuals maintain their physical and mental function and reduces their risk of physical and mental diseases. Sedentary behaviour dramatically increases health risk in older people and disproportionately affects people with low socio-economic status, leading to health inequalities. The number of steps per day in those with cardio-vascular diseases is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular events and diabetes in adults. This HIT will focus on adults aged 55 years and over, with particular emphasis on older age groups.