2018, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part S
Strategies to enhance the quality of life and functional fitness in the Indian elderly women
AUTHOR(S): Amit Tomar and Jyoti Mishra
Women have the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. The Women have unique health issues. And some of the health issues that affect both men and women can affect women differently. The enjoyment of this right is vital to their life and well-being and their ability to participate in all areas of public and private life. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Women's health involves their emotional, social and physical well-being and is determined by the social, political and economic context of their lives, as well as by biology. However, health and well-being elude the majority of women. A major barrier for women to the achievement of the highest attainable standard of health is inequality, both between men and women and among women in different geographical regions, social classes and indigenous and ethnic groups. In national and international forums, women have emphasized that to attain optimal health throughout the life cycle, equality, including the sharing of family responsibilities; development and peace are necessary conditions. Health policies and programmes often perpetuate gender stereotypes and fail to consider socio-economic disparities and other differences among women and may not fully take account of the lack of autonomy of women regarding their health. Women's health is also affected by gender bias in the health system and by the provision of inadequate and inappropriate medical services to women. Hence, there is the need and requirement of planning the strategies in order to enhance the quality of life as well as the functional fitness of the elderly women.
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Amit Tomar, Jyoti Mishra. Strategies to enhance the quality of life and functional fitness in the Indian elderly women. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2018;3(1):1043-1047.