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A comprehensive analysis of physical activity, nutrition, body composition and functional fitness of women over 60 years old

A comprehensive analysis of physical activity, nutrition, body composition and functional fitness... BACKGROUND:A healthy lifestyle provides a number of benefits, few comprehensive studies have assessed functional fitness and its association with physical activity, nutrition and body composition in older people.OBJECTIVE:The aim of the study was to evaluate the association between functional fitness, physical activity, nutrition and body composition of women aged above 60 years.METHODS:A group of 168 women was divided into two subgroups (‘active’ and ‘inactive’) based on their participation in organized exercise. Physical activity was measured with ActiGraph GT3-BT, nutrition was evaluated with the 4-day record intake, body composition was assessed with a bioelectrical impedance analyzer, functional fitness was measured using the Senior Fitness Test.RESULTS:A significant relationship was found between the functional fitness index, age and body fat in the ‘active’ group. In the ‘inactive’ group, a relationship was found between the length of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) per day, Healthy Diet Indicator, body fat and functional fitness index.CONCLUSION:Fat mass is of significant importance in maintaining functional fitness in women over 60 years of age, regardless of undertaking organized physical activity http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nutrition and Healthy Aging IOS Press

A comprehensive analysis of physical activity, nutrition, body composition and functional fitness of women over 60 years old

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IOS Press
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Copyright © 2021 © 2021 – The authors. Published by IOS Press
ISSN
2451-9480
eISSN
2451-9502
DOI
10.3233/nha-210126
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Abstract

BACKGROUND:A healthy lifestyle provides a number of benefits, few comprehensive studies have assessed functional fitness and its association with physical activity, nutrition and body composition in older people.OBJECTIVE:The aim of the study was to evaluate the association between functional fitness, physical activity, nutrition and body composition of women aged above 60 years.METHODS:A group of 168 women was divided into two subgroups (‘active’ and ‘inactive’) based on their participation in organized exercise. Physical activity was measured with ActiGraph GT3-BT, nutrition was evaluated with the 4-day record intake, body composition was assessed with a bioelectrical impedance analyzer, functional fitness was measured using the Senior Fitness Test.RESULTS:A significant relationship was found between the functional fitness index, age and body fat in the ‘active’ group. In the ‘inactive’ group, a relationship was found between the length of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) per day, Healthy Diet Indicator, body fat and functional fitness index.CONCLUSION:Fat mass is of significant importance in maintaining functional fitness in women over 60 years of age, regardless of undertaking organized physical activity

Journal

Nutrition and Healthy AgingIOS Press

Published: Apr 13, 2022

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