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Performing Exercises At A Distance Via Digital Communication Channels In The Elderly Population
INTRODUCTION At the onset of the pandemic due to the Covid-19 virus, a communication stalemate ensued. The exercise services were prohibited. Among the studied elderly population, a significant part of it faces not only preventive exercise for health and well-being, but rehabilitation and therapeutic exercise due to injuries or degenerative phenomena. Stopping exercise could mean for them the onset of pain, problems with body function and limited movement of certain parts of the body, resulting in the need for help. Continuing to exercise was crucial to maintaining their independence. METHODS For this purpose, an experiment was carried out with which I accompanied my existing and newly acquired clients through the process of establishing and managing modern communication channels. I conducted a focused interview with each client and made an analysis of the current state of knowledge of the use of digital communication channels, through observation with participation, monitored and identified problems that have arisen and which could be improved. RESULTS Throughout the experiment, some different communication channels were tested and their advantages and disadvantages identified. The emphasis has always been on the experience of the elderly and identifying the most friendly path for them and the need to develop new communication channels adapted to them. CONCLUSION The experimental method was successful and provided not only insight into the field for further research, but also enabled regular exercise despite the ban on personal contact to include in the routine of participating seniors and thus ensure functionality and health of their bodies.