Physical activity can improve function in people over 65. The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of mild intensity exercise interventions on the functional health and quality of life of this population. A systematic review was conducted using WOS (n = 20), Scopus (n = 235), PubMed (n = 15), and PEDro (n = 20) databases. Eight studies met the inclusion criteria. Six hundred and nineteen subjects with an age range of 60-103 years were evaluated. Interventions included endurance, aerobic, and vibration exercises. Those who used pedometers, telephone calls and follow-up controls showed positive effects in increasing physical activity. Five studies evaluated strength and showed that increasing strength also improved balance and walking speed. The results indicate that applying mild intensity physical activity interventions is a way of ensuring improved functional health and quality of life in older people.
|Títol traduït de la contribució||Effects of mild intensity physical activity on the physical condition of older adults: A systematic review|
|Nombre de pàgines||9|
|Revista||Revista española de geriatría y gerontología|
|Estat de la publicació||Publicada - 1 de març 2020|