Adherence to physical activity guidelines and functional fitness of elderly women, using objective measurement

Agnieszka Nawrocka 1, Władysław Mynarski  1, Jarosław Cholewa 1
1 - Department of Recreation, The Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, Poland
Ann Agric Environ Med

ICID: 1231388
Article type: Original article
Introduction and objective. Physical activity is an important factor in maintaining the health and functional fitness of elderly people. The aim of the study was to determine the number of senior women meeting the physical activity guidelines, and their level of functional fitness in comparison to women who are not sufficiently physically active.
Materials and method. The study involved 61 women, aged 60–75. Physical activity was monitored on seven consecutive days of the week, using a triaxial accelerometer ActiGraph GT3X. Results of the assessment of physical activity were verified against the Global Recommendations of Physical Activity for Health. The Senior Fitness Test (Fullerton Test) was used to evaluate functional fitness. Results. In the studied group, 36.1% achieved the recommended level of physical activity. All those examined mainly undertook physical activity of low intensity. Vigorous physical activity during the week was noted in only 6 seniors. Women who met the recommendations of physical activity achieved significantly better results in test trials, e.g. Chair Stands, Up and Go, Six Minute Step Test. Conclusions. Adherence to physical activity guidelines was associated with better functional fitness of older women. However, less than half of the examined seniors met the Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health
DOI: 10.5604/12321966.1231388

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