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Effects of resistance training and aerobic exercise in elderly people concerning physical fitness and ability: a prospective clinical trial

Maria Fernanda Bottino Roma, Alexandre Leopold Busse, Rosana Aparecida Betoni, Antonio Cesar de Melo, Juwando Kong, Jose Maria Santarem, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000200003

Objective:To compare the effects of physical fitness and function on older adults in two programs of supervised exercise activity: resistance training and aerobic exercise.METHODS:This study is a randomized, prospective clinical trial composed of sedentary elderly people who did not have contraindications to exercise. Participants were divided into two groups: group one performed 6 exercises of resistance training twice a week, and group two participated in walking activity for 30 minutes twice a week. Functional assessment (time 0,6 and 12 months) […]

Evaluation of functional mobility of patients with stroke sequela after treatment in hydrotherapy pool using the Timed Up and Go Test

Daniel Gonçalves dos Santos, Andréa Sanches Navarro Pegoraro, Carolina Vilela Abrantes, Fabio Jakaitis, Silvia Gusman, Simone Cristina Bifulco

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082011ao1772

ABSTRACTObjective:To evaluate the functional mobility of patients with stroke over 12 sessions of hydrotherapy.Methods:Ten stroke patients aged between 5 and 85 years were evaluated by means of the Timed Up and Go test, which contains some items, such as balance, walking speed, changing directions, and standing up from a seated position. The study patients performed the test before and after each hydrotherapy session (total of 12 sessions). Each individual was compared to him/ herself both short-term (pre- and post-therapy) and […]

Comparative study of the effects of two programs of physical exercises in flexibility and balance of healthy elderly individuals with and without major depression

Fernanda Varkala Lanuez, Wilson Jacob-Filho, Mariana Varkala Lanuez, Ana Cláudia Becattini de Oliveira

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082011ao1780

ABSTRACTObjective:To assess flexibility and balance in healthy elderly subjects with or without major depression, by means of two different programs: aerobic exercises and flexibility and balance exercises.Methods:A randomized, double-blind controlled study in which each sample was the control of itself. Research subjects were 19 healthy elderly individuals, aged between 60 and 90 years, of both genders, referred to the Department of Geriatrics of the Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, with or without the […]

Correlation between two physical activity programs in the gait of sedentary elderly subjects

Mariana Varkala Lanuez, Fernanda Varkala Lanuez, Eduardo Gunther Montero, Wilson Jacob Filho

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082010ao1585

ABSTRACTObjectives:To assess the effect of exercise on gait using two different programs: a group of aerobic exercises (Group A, n = 18) and a group of flexibility and balance exercises (Group B, n = 19).Methods:A casualized controlled study, in which each sample controlled itself, was undertaken. The sample comprised 37 male and female subjects, aged from 60 to 90 years, from the outpatient clinic of the Geriatrics Unit of Hospital das Clínicas of Faculdade de Medicina of Universidade de São […]