• Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly Score Is Related to Sarcopenia in Noninstitutionalized Older Adults

    1 month ago - By LWW

    Background and Purpose:
    Sarcopenia, a loss of muscle mass and strength accompanying aging, is common in older adults who are not physically active. Nevertheless, the association between physical activity and sarcopenia has not been extensively studied. Therefore, we examined the relationship of both muscle mass and muscle strength with physical activity as quantified using the Physical Activity Scale for Elderly .
    Methods:
    PASE score, muscle mass by bioimpendiometry, and muscle strength by handgrip were evaluated in a cohort study of 420 older adult participants , admitted to the...
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  • Functional Performance With Age: The Role of Long-Term Strength Training

    Functional Performance With Age: The Role of Long-Term Strength Training

    1 month ago - By LWW

    Background and Purpose:
    Physical function is shown to decline with age. However, how long-term strength training may attenuate the age-related limitation in functional tasks with various force demands is unclear.
    Methods:
    In a cross-sectional study, we assessed maximal muscle strength, initial and late phase rate of force development , as well as 4 tests of functional performance in 11 strength-trained master athletes , 11 recreationally active older adults , 10 sedentary older adults , and 9 moderately active young controls. Functional performance was divided into 2 categories: more...
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