Efectos de la actividad física de intensidad suave sobre las condiciones físicas de los adultos mayores: revisión sistemática

Translated title of the contribution: Effects of mild intensity physical activity on the physical condition of older adults: A systematic review

Cristina Font-Jutglà, Esther Mur Gimeno, Judit Bort Roig, Madalena Gomes da Silva, Raimon Milà Villarroel

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Abstract

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.

Translated title of the contributionEffects of mild intensity physical activity on the physical condition of older adults: A systematic review
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)98-106
Number of pages9
JournalRevista española de geriatría y gerontología
Volume55
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2020

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