Since these are chromic acquired diseases, these are preventable. Again current research has indicated that physical activity should be promoted as a public health measure in order to prevent these conditions, and absence of many of these conditions in itself is physical wellbeing. However, public health policies have failed to promote physical activities in a large scale across communities, and thus there must be a gap in understanding these barriers in implementation. This calls for a theoretical research in order to update the current knowledge and to identify any gap in the knowledge, so a practical guideline for the physical activity promotion may be created.
In order to do that three studies on the topic of association between physical activity and wellbeing will be chosen for critical review, so a summary of theory of this association can be made based on these studies. Thus based on key words “physical activity” and “wellbeing” a literature search was conducted in the ProQuest database, and three very recent articles were identified to critically review them in order to establish the association. Since “wellbeing” is a term that is age nonspecific, the selection criteria would include research done on any age group. Some mental health studies were located which correlated between physical activity and mental health, and it was decided that at least one study will be included in the review which examines public health implications of physical activity from the mental wellbeing point of view.
The objective of this study was to examine the effects of 17 weeks of micronutrient supplement as opposed to physical exercise on the psychological wellbeing in the elderly population. The sample chosen was a group of 139 frail elderly subjects who were living in independent living facilities. All the participants at baseline were physical inactive due to frailty with either weight loss or body mass index of less