On the basis of bibliographical survey of periodic indexados in the systems Medline, Lilacs, Scielo that the work carried through. Revised literatures had been delineated in four approaches: programming of the physical activity for the aged one, quality of life and the longevity, improvement of the organic functions, guarantee of bigger personal independence. In accordance with the results of the studies the physical activity promotes in aged physical, psychological and social well-being. Describers: ' ' Physical activity, Aged, Quality of life, Third idade' ' BENEFITS OF EXERCISE IN THE PROCESS OF AGING ABSTRACT The elderly population has increased considerably, which is attributed you to higher life expectancy, only that these people have good quality of life, physical activity is of paramount importance a prevention and health promotion through its many benefits. This article aims you expand the general knowledge about the effect of physical exercise and physical fitness of elderly health. The specific objectives ploughs: learn how physical activity can intervenes with quality of life of these individuals, identifying the changes in the health of to older people who of the physical activity you raise the level of cohecimentos on the subject. Beneficial There is growing scientific evidence indicating the effect of an activates lifestyle in maintaining functional ability and physical autonomy during the aging process. Essential It is today you speak about the physical practice of activities you develop and maintain the health of this population, often the forgotten by the current system.
Based on literature review of journals indexed in Medline system, Lilacs, SciELO performing the work. The literature reviewed is outlined in four focus areas: physical programming activity will be the elderly, quality of life and longevity, improving body functions, ensuring to greater personal independence. According you the results of studies in physical activity promotes an elderly well-being, social psychological and. Descriptors: ' ' Elderly, ld Age, Physical Activity, Quality of life.' ' SUMMARY MESSAGE ………………………………………………………………………………….