The impact of physical exercise on the mental health of the elderly

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Mohammad Younus Ajmiri
Hizbullah Bahir


Objective. To study the impact of physical exercise on the mental health of the elderly, and to formulate corresponding management strategies for physical exercise. Methods. From February 2018 to February 2019, 180 elderly people were selected from the community as research subjects. The elderly people included in the group were randomly divided into a physical exercise group and a control group, and the symptom self-rating scales of the two groups were compared. (SCL-90) score. Results. The scores of somatizations, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, interpersonal sensitivity, depression, anxiety, and terror of the elderly in the physical exercise group were significantly lower than those in the control group (p < . 05); there was no significant difference in the scores of hostilities, paranoia, and psychosis between the two groups (p > .05). Conclusion. The mental health of the elderly is an important factor affecting their quality of life, and strengthening the way and content of physical exercise for the elderly can effectively regulate the mental health of the elderly, thereby promoting the improvement of their quality of life and, to a certain extent, alleviating the social and social problems brought about by population aging. Economic pressure is of great significance to the long-term and stable development of society.

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Ajmiri, M. Y., & Bahir, H. (2023). The impact of physical exercise on the mental health of the elderly. Sustainability and Sports Science Journal, 1(2), 46–52.
Health, sports science and sustainability
Author Biographies

Mohammad Younus Ajmiri, Kabul Education University

General Physical Education Department. Physical Education and Sports Science Faculty.

Hizbullah Bahir, Kandahar University

Physical Education Department. Education Faculty.


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