Sedentarismo y condición física en mujeres posmenopáusicas

Translated title of the contribution: Sedentarism and physical fitness in postmenopausal women

Silvia Morales, Alba Gómez-Cabello, Alex Gonzalez de Aguero, José Antonio Casajús, Ignacio Ara, Germán Vicente-Rodríguez

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    Abstract

    INTRODUCTION: The aging process is accompanied by several changes, such as a decrease in physical fitness.

    AIMS: To establish the relationship between a sedentary behavior (sit ≥4 hours/day) and physical fitness in 457 women aged 65 years or older.

    METHODS: Physical fitness was evaluated by 8 adapted tests from "Senior Fitness Test" and "Eurofit Testing Battery". ANOVA was used to analyze differences between groups according to the hours of sitting and logistic regression analysis was used to study the association of the sedentary behavior with low fitness, using as reference the 20th percentile of the normative values in Spain (EXERNET Project).

    RESULTS: Sedentary women had lower balance, legs and arms strength, arms flexibility, walking speed and endurance (p < 0.05). In addition, those women who sat ≥4 hours/day had higher odds for having low fitness in most of the mentioned tests, regardless of the hours of walking (p < 0.05).

    CONCLUSION: Sitting for a long time has a negative influence on physical fitness among postmenopausal women independently of walking time.

    Translated title of the contributionSedentarism and physical fitness in postmenopausal women
    Original languageSpanish
    Pages (from-to)1053-9
    Number of pages7
    JournalNutrición Hospitalaria
    Volume28
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2013

    Keywords

    • Aged
    • Aging
    • Analysis of Variance
    • Female
    • Humans
    • Logistic Models
    • Muscle Strength
    • Physical Endurance
    • Physical Fitness
    • Postmenopause
    • Reference Values
    • Sedentary Lifestyle
    • Walking

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