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Topic- Functional training

 

Strength plus aerobics training best for functional fitness-5153

Strength plus aerobics training best for functional fitness

For a randomized controlled trial, 59 older men who lived in the community were randomly assigned to aerobics training, aerobics plus resistance training or a control group. The exercise groups met three days/week over nine months, training at moderate-to-vigorous intensity levels.

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Mobility is key to healthy aging, review suggests-4517

Mobility is key to healthy aging, review suggests

A clinical review by geriatricians at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) finds that mobility limitations are a litmus test for healthy aging and urges primary care physicians to take a more aggressive role in ascertaining the mobility of older adults. The study was published recently in JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, as part of its continuing series, “Care of the Aging Patient.”

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After stroke, physical activity with walking has benefits-4404

After stroke, physical activity with walking has benefits

A systematic review explored randomized trials relating exercise after stroke to levels of disability. The analysis included 45 studies (2,188 participants), which the authors characterized as small and of moderate quality, probably due to the difficulty in conducting them.

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For nonagenarians, strength training aids function-4373

For nonagenarians, strength training aids function

A small group of individuals, average age 91.9, participated in a strength, balance and gait training program twice a week for 12 weeks.

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Wii training may build leg strength-4200

Wii training may build leg strength

Two risks of falling are weak leg muscles and poor balance, explained the authors of a new study. They wondered, would biofeedback-based training with the Nintendo Wii improve these factors?

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Low muscle leads to ADL dependency-3593

Low muscle leads to ADL dependency

In Japan, 743 people who were 65 years and older were measured for muscle strength, walking speed and grip strength.

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