Physical activity in elderly

  • Jan Cvecka | jan.cvecka@uniba.sk Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Comenius University Bratislava; Aging and Lifestyle Diseases Research Centrum, Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • Veronika Tirpakova Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Comenius University Bratislava; Aging and Lifestyle Diseases Research Centrum, Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • Milan Sedliak Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Comenius University Bratislava; Aging and Lifestyle Diseases Research Centrum, Comenius University Bratislava, .
  • Helmut Kern Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,Wilhelminenspital, Vienna; Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Electrical Stimulation and Physical Rehabilitation, Vienna, Austria.
  • Winfried Mayr Center of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna, Austria.
  • Dušan Hamar Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia.

Abstract

Aging is a multifactorial irreversible process associated with significant decline in muscle mass and neuromuscular functions. One of the most efficient methods to counteract age-related changes in muscle mass and function is physical exercise. An alternative effective intervention to improve muscle structure and performance is electrical stimulation. In the present work we present the positive effects of physical activity in elderly and a study where the effects of a 8-week period of functional electrical stimulation and strength training with proprioceptive stimulation in elderly are compared.

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Author Biography

Jan Cvecka, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Comenius University Bratislava; Aging and Lifestyle Diseases Research Centrum, Comenius University Bratislava

Head of the Biomechanics and Motor Control Section at the Aging and Lifestyle Diseases Research Centrum
 

Published
2015-08-25
Supporting Agencies
European Regional Development Fund, Interreg IVa - Cross Border Cooperation Slovakia - Austria. Project, Mobility in Ageing N_00033
Keywords:
Older age, Physical activity, Sarcopenia, Electrical stimulation, Proprioceptive stimulation
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How to Cite
Cvecka, J., Tirpakova, V., Sedliak, M., Kern, H., Mayr, W., & Hamar, D. (2015). Physical activity in elderly. European Journal of Translational Myology, 25(4), 249-252. https://doi.org/10.4081/ejtm.2015.5280

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