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The effects of a walking exercise program on fall-related fitness, bone metabolism, and fall-related psychological factors in elderly women.
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PMID:  21058209     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a 3-month walking exercise program with ankle weights on fall-related fitness, bone metabolism, and fall-related psychological factors. Fall-related fitness was determined from strength, balance, agility, aerobic endurance, muscle mass, and fat mass measures. Bone metabolism was measured using bone density, hormones, and biochemical markers. Fall-related psychological factors included fear of falling and falls efficacy. A 2 × 2 factorial with repeated measures design was used. All subjects were community-dwelling elderly women who volunteered to participate, and randomly were assigned to either an exercise group (n = 11) or a control group (n = 10). Results revealed significant changes in upper body strength, leg strength, aerobic endurance, and body composition. Additionally, hormones and biochemical markers changed significantly over time. Trunk fat and fear of falling changed differently among the two groups. In conclusion, this study suggests that a 3-month walking exercise program with ankle weights may have positive effects on fall-related fitness, bone metabolism, and fall-related psychological factors.
Eun Jung Yoo; Tae Won Jun; Steven A Hawkins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in sports medicine (Print)     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1543-8635     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Sports Med     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101167637     Medline TA:  Res Sports Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  236-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
College of Physical Education, Kyung Hee University, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea.
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