THE EFFECT OF REGULA EXERCISE FOR FUNTIONAL HEALTH OF THE ELDERLY

  • Chun-Hen Hsu
  • Jia-Hao Chang
  • Hsei-Wei Lai
  • Chien-Lu Tsai
Keywords: elderly, balance, center of mass

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the performance difference in walking, stair descent and ascent, sit-to-stand, and stand-to-sit, between elderlies who exercise regularly and those who don’t. Twenty elderlies participated in this study (8 males and 12 females). All tests were assessed using a 10-camera Vicon system. The visual3D software was used to analyse data. A positive correlation exists between movement time of stair descent and anterior-posterior balance ability. The negative correlations exist between movement time of stair descent and ascent and balance ability in lateral-medial. A significant difference in balance ability of stair decent exists between those with regular exercise and those without. According to the ACSM principle, regular exercise can indeed reduce the chance of falling in the elderly.
Published
2013-09-03