ID 85280
Title Transcription
ケンコウ ジュミョウ ト ロコモ
Title Alternative
Healthy longevity and locomotive syndrome
Author
Keywords
aged society
Locomotive syndrome“locomo”
healthy longevity
locomotive check “loco check”
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
The average lifespan of Japanese is about 83 years and the average health longevity is 75 years. These are the highest in the word. Japan has rapidly been becoming an aged society. In 2010 the elderly people(age 65 or older)were account for 23% of the country’s total population. This number will increase steadily, and is expected to reach 40% by 2050. Many elderly require nursing care services and its main causes are suffering from locomotive organ disorders. Recognizing these circumstances, the Japanese Orthopaedic Association(JOA)proposed the concept of locomotive syndrome“, locomo”in short, in 2007. This syndrome refers to those elderly who have become to need nursing care services because of problems of the locomotive organs, or have risk conditions which may require them to have such services in the future. The JOA also prepared a self-check list, so called“loco check”, for this syndrome to become aware of degeneration of the locomotive organs and to recognize risks of locomo for individuals. The JOA recommends“standing on one leg with eyes open”and“half squats”as beneficial locomotive exercises. It is very important to educate and spread this concept more global. We hope that this concept“locomo”contributes to the health and welfare of the nation.
Journal Title
四国医学雑誌
ISSN
00373699
NCID
AN00102041
Publisher
徳島医学会
Volume
67
Issue
5-6
Start Page
199
End Page
202
Sort Key
199
Published Date
2011-12-25
Remark
FullText File
language
jpn
departments
University Hospital