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A Commentary Approach to Ambulation and Health Concept (Mechanism)

  • The Journal of Transdisciplinary Studies
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2019, 3(1), pp.7-18
  • Publisher : The Society for Transdisciplinary Studies
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Interdisciplinary Research
  • Received : May 15, 2019
  • Accepted : June 18, 2019
  • Published : June 30, 2019

Eun-Hee Noh 1 Yi, Eun-Sruk 1 Kim, Ji-youn 1 Seom-Gyun Lee 2

1가천대학교
2가천대학교 운동 재활 융합 연구소

ABSTRACT

Ambulation is among the most important functions of survival for human as a basic motion very closely related to health as well as having characteristics of humans distinguishing themselves from animals rather than simply as a means of mobility. Ambulatory activities help to resolve complex problems such as obesity and the lack of exercise, yet to the contrary, improper ambulatory motion may cause abnormalities such as those in joints, brain, and body structure, so it is ascertainable as to whether a person is healthy, a patient or has disability. Ambulatory activities also convey the language of gestures and express people’s intention and speak for their lives. Such a study of ambulation deals with variables such as ambulatory space, ambulator, ambulatory speed, ambulation analysis, balance, ambulatory skills, ambulatory function, and ambulatory activities across various academic fields of engineering, social science, art, music and physical education, and medicine and pharmacy, gaining attention for over decades. Also, in recent years, as the demographic structure has changed due to the rapid aging of the population, the social interest in health issue connected with physical activity improvements such as ambulatory activities and ambulatory skills of the aged is increasing. However, the analysis of various ambulatory mechanisms is insufficient, so it will be necessary to analyze the correct ambulatory patterns according to gender, age, and disability, and also conduct academic researches of approaching neuromuscular, biomechanical, and motor functional changes. In particular, the ambulatory activities according to the ambulatory speed show a lot of changes according to the age, and these changes may cause injuries such as falls, so studies related to prevention may be said to be very meaningful. Through the process of ambulatory activities, it would be necessary to recognize the importance of ambulation and continue the academic study of the change of ambulation according to the flows of the time. In addition, it will be necessary to suggest directions for correct ambulatory activities to obtain the human ambulatory patterns for health promotion, develop exercise programs which will lead the changes of ambulatory activities in the aspect of exercise function to be applicable to anyone, thereby conducting studies of ambulatory activities of scholarly value extensively. Finally, a suggestion is intended that the ambulatory activities research and exercise program development for the aging population are needed from the perspective of convergence of ambulation while looking at our lives through the ambulatory activities.

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