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EFFECTS OF WATER-BASED WELL-ROUNDED EXERCISE ON VITAL AGE AND PHYSICAL FITNESS IN OLDER ADULTS

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  • 水中運動を用いた高齢者のトレーニング効果 : 主に活力年齢を指標として

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The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of water-based exercise training on vital age (VA) in older adults. Thirty-nine volunteers were randomly divided into an exercise group (WEX: 8 man and 13 women, age 69±4 yr), and control group (5 men and 11 women, age 68±4yr). The WEX participated in a 12-week supervised exercise program, 70 min/d, and 3 d/wk. Significant lowering in VA was noted in WEX (68.7±8.5yr→61.2±8.3yr), and no significant change was observed in control group (69.2±5.9→69.7±8.3yr). The results indicate that the WEX is an effective measure to lower the VA, thus improving the overall physical fitness in the elderly.

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