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Do Older Adults Who Meet 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines Have Better Physical Performance Than Those Who Do Not Meet?

7 monthes ago   |   By LWW

Background and Purpose:
An observed consequence of aging is a decline in muscle performance that includes a loss in both muscle strength and muscle power. This decline can lead to loss of function and independence and is a predictor of disability in older adults. Although the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans provides a guideline for muscle strengthening, there is no evidence that performing muscle strengthening 2 times a week for all major muscle groups is related to better performance on measures known to be important factors in development or progression of frailty in...
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Physical Function in Older Adults With Multiple Sclerosis: An Application of the Short Physical Performance Battery

Physical Function in Older Adults With Multiple Sclerosis: An Application of the Short Physical Performance Battery

7 monthes ago   |   By LWW

Background and Purpose:
There is a growing prevalence of older persons living with multiple sclerosis , and this cohort likely undergoes changes in physical function associated with MS and its progression as well as those associated with normal aging. This cross-sectional study examined physical function in a community-dwelling sample of older adults with MS compared with matched controls using the Short Physical Performance Battery .
Methods:
The sample included 20 older adults with MS and 20 older adults without MS who were matched on sex and age. All participants completed the...
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