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Exercise Science 2004;13(3): 367-380.
남성노인의 연령과 넘어짐 경험 및 운동습관이 활동체력에 미치는 영향
성순창1, 이만균1, 김현수2
1경희대학교
2김현수
Effects of age, falling experience, and exercise habit on fitness level in the elderly men
ABSTRACT
Effects of age, falling experience, and exercise habit on fitness level in the elderly men. Exercise Science, 13(3): 367-380, 2004. Research investigating physical fitness in the elderly has conducted with full attention in the elderly society; however, the research has focused on female subjects and integrative study examining relationship among age, falling experience, and exercise habit has been limited. Therefore, the present study was designed to investigate the effects of age, falling experience, and exercise habit on physical fitness for activities of daily living in the elderly men. The subjects were 125 elderly men, who were composed of falling experienced(n=43) and non-experienced(n=82) individuals. At the same time they were composed of individuals who had exercise habit(n=79) and who did not have exercise habit(n=46). Physique, variables regarding to body composition, and physical fitness were measured and compared by aforementioned independent variables. All components except power declined significantly with aging. Falling experienced individuals had lower physical fitness level than non-experienced individuals. Individuals who had exercise habit had higher physical fitness level than who did not have exercise habit. To prevent falling injury, exercise intended to enhance dynamic balance and flexibility should be included exercise program for elderly men. Finally, elderly men should participate in exercise program on the regular basis for their successful aging.
Key words: aging, elderly, physical fitness, falling, falling injury, exercise
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