Effects of a short-term whole body vibration intervention on physical fitness in elderly people

A. Gómez-Cabello, Alejandro Gonzalez de Aguero, I. Ara, J. A. Casajús, G. Vicente-Rodríguez

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    Abstract

    We aimed to clarify whether a short-term whole body vibration (WBV) training has a beneficial effect on physical fitness in elderly people. Forty-nine non-institutionalized elderly (75.0±4.7 years) participated in the study. Twenty-four of them trained on a vibration platform for 11 weeks. Physical fitness included balance, lower- and upper-body strength and flexibility, agility, walking speed and endurance. In the WBV group most of the physical tests improved through the intervention (all P
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)276-278
    JournalMaturitas
    Volume74
    Issue number3
    Early online date09 Jan 2013
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    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

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