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Health implications of musculoskeletal fitness.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10815849     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although it is well documented that physical activity participation can bring about improvements in musculoskeletal fitness, related health implications have only been substantiated in the elderly. Currently, interpretations of the results of musculoskeletal fitness appraisals for the general population are based largely on an intuitive belief that enhanced musculoskeletal fitness is associated with higher levels of health throughout adulthood. Musculoskeletal fitness was measured in 312 females and 259 males aged 15-69 years. Health levels were determined using two previously validated questionnaires and expressed as composite health scores derived from principal components analysis. Grip strength, push strength, pull strength, push-ups, and trunk forward flexion were significant predictors of health scores after controlling for the potentially confounding effects of gender age, aerobic fitness, waist circumference, and smoking status. These findings indicate that musculoskeletal fitness is related to health in males and females aged 15 to 69 years.
N Payne; N Gledhill; P T Katzmarzyk; V Jamnik; S Ferguson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of applied physiology = Revue canadienne de physiologie appliquée     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1066-7814     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Appl Physiol     Publication Date:  2000 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-06-13     Completed Date:  2000-06-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9306274     Medline TA:  Can J Appl Physiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  114-26     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Department of Kinesiology & Health Science at York University, Toronto, Ontario.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Body Constitution
Confounding Factors (Epidemiology)
Hand Strength / physiology
Health Status
Middle Aged
Muscle Contraction / physiology
Muscle, Skeletal / physiology*
Physical Fitness / physiology*
Sex Factors
Smoking / physiopathology
Weight-Bearing / physiology

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