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Repercussions of training and detraining by water-based exercise on functional fitness and quality of life: a short-term follow-up in healthy older women.
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PMID:  21340219     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of short-term exercise detraining on the functional fitness of older women after a 12-week water-based exercise (WE) program.
METHODS: Healthy older women (trained (TR) group) were submitted to 12 weeks WE (three 45 min sessions per week) followed by a 6-week detraining period. A group of aged-matched women without any exercise training (UN group) were evaluated during the same period. The aerobic power, measured by VO₂max and 800 meters performance, and the neuromuscular fitness and quality of life were evaluated. All assessments were made at baseline, after 12 weeks of training and after 4 and 6 weeks of detraining.
RESULTS: No changes were found for the UN group during the follow-up study, but WE induced significant improvement in aerobic capacity, neuromuscular fitness and quality of life score. However, the upper and lower body strength, agility, flexibility, and body balance returned to UN levels (p > 0.05) after 6 weeks of detraining.
CONCLUSIONS: The results confirmed that 12 weeks of WE improves the functional fitness parameters and quality of life of older women. However, after a short detraining period of 4-6 weeks, the neuromuscular parameters and the quality of life score returns to baseline or untrained subject levels.
Danilo Sales Bocalini; Andrey Jorge Serra; Roberta Luksevicius Rica; Leonardo Dos Santos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics (São Paulo, Brazil)     Volume:  65     ISSN:  1980-5322     ISO Abbreviation:  Clinics (Sao Paulo)     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-22     Completed Date:  2011-08-10     Revised Date:  2013-06-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101244734     Medline TA:  Clinics (Sao Paulo)     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1305-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Aging / physiology*
Exercise / physiology*
Follow-Up Studies
Hydrotherapy / methods*
Middle Aged
Physical Fitness / physiology*
Quality of Life*
Sedentary Lifestyle
Time Factors
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