Health-related functional fitness within the elderly communities of five European countries: the in common sports study
UNIVERSAL IDENTIFIER: http://hdl.handle.net/11093/2853
UNESCO SUBJECT: 2411.18 Fisiología del Movimiento ; 5206.03 Envejecimiento de la Población ; 6310.09 Calidad de Vida
DOCUMENT TYPE: article
(1) Background: The purpose of this study was to analyse the functional fitness and the anthropometric values of older adults participating in the “IN COMMON SPORTS” project. (2) Methods: A total of 418 participants (eastern European Group (GEE, n = 124) and southern European Groups (GES, n = 294) have been evaluated for anthropometric characteristics and fitness. (3) Results: The GES participants presented significant differences in anthropometric values and fitness, with the best values for upper and lower limb strength and aerobic resistance, while those from the GEE presented significantly better values for lower limb flexibility. (4) Conclusion: Older adults present differences in fitness in accordance with their country of residence, with the GES having the best functional fitness.
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