Physical Activities: Challenges and Opportunities among Elderly in Salian, Abucay, Bataan
The purpose of the study is to identify the challenges and opportunities in physical activities among the elderly in Salian, Abucay, Bataan. The study is a qualitative type which utilized the phenomenological type of research. The random of the study consists of ten (10) participants who answer the question. This study employed a questionnaire as a major instrument in gathering data in identifying the Physical Activities: Challenges and opportunities among elderly aged 60-80. The data gathering procedure was done after the approval of Barangay Captain of the Barangay Salian. The participants shared their experience or challenges in physical activity in their daily lives and how they can find a solution or opportunities while facing different kinds of challenges regarding their health, age, and the effect of their environment. Two (2) themes and four (4) sub-themes where formulated that answered the statement of the purpose which are to look for the physical activity engagement of the participants and the challenges faced by the elders of the Barangay Salian. Regular activities have been stopped and the daily behavioral patterns of the elderly have changed due to pandemic. Most participants found it difficult to engage in physical activity during the epidemic, but they nevertheless managed to do things like stroll around their neighborhood and complete home tasks. The researcher developed a physical activity program to address the challenges that older adults face in accessing opportunities for physical activity. By putting this into practice and seeking advice from a specialist in the field, older people can maintain their fitness and lead active lifestyles that can enhance their physical, mental, and social well-being. To treat physical and mental health issues, elders' families must encourage their willingness to participate and decision to be physically active.