Effects of 8 weeks of concurrent training on neuromuscular function in elderly woman
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1کارشناس تربیت بدنی دانشگاه شهیدبهشتی تهران
2دانشیار گروه فیزیولوژی ورزش دانشگاه شهیدبهشتی تهران
3دانشیار گروه فیزیولوژی ورزش دانشگاه تهران
4دانشجوی دکترای فیزیولوژی عصب عضله دانشگاه شهیدبهشتی تهران
Introduction: Regular physical activities are one of the most effective methods for improvement of neuromuscular system function in elderly. The aim of this research was to examine the effect of 8 weeks of concurrent training on neuromuscular function in elderly women.
Methodology: Sixty aged healthy sedentary women living in Tehran were recruited. Simple accessible sampling was used to select the participants. They completed PARQ health assessment questioner In this study 30 active elderly women (mean age: 73.8 ± 3.1 years, height: 158 ± 3.54 cm , weight: 70 ± 5.8 kg ) were assigned to 8 weeks of concurrent exercise (6 days per week). while 30 elderly women that had no history of regular participation in physical activities (mean age: 73.56 ± 3.07 years, height: 158 ± 2.9 cm, weight: 71 ± 5.1 kg ) served as the control group and performed their regular daily activity. The concurrent training program included performing exercises in gymnasium and swimming pool for 6 consecutive day per week. water Timed Up & Go (TUG) and 5-Chair stand (5CS) tests were used to evaluate their neuromuscular system function. Independent as well as dependent t-test (P≤0.05) was employed to analyze the data.
Results: The result of analyses indicated that there was a significant difference between the 5CS and TUG scores before and after the exercises program in elderly women (P≤0.05).
Discussion: It was concluded that participation in regular concurrent exercise in beneficiary to the neuromuscular system function of active elderly women. improvement of neuromuscular system function can prevent of many disorders associated with imbalance and weakness of the neuromuscular system in elderly people.