Archive of Gerontology and Geriatrics Research

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    Open Access Research Article Article ID: AGGR-4-111

    The influence of physical Activity on handgrip strength of elderly

    Lovorka Bilajac, Denis Juraga*, Hela Zuljevic, Mihaela Marinovic Glavic, Vanja Vasiljev and Tomislav Rukavina

    The global population aged 60 years and over will reach nearly 2.1 billion by 2050. During the aging process, the strength of the musculoskeletal system decreases and it is essential to be moderately physically action to prevent negative changes in muscle cells. Because the handgrip strength test is a robust predictor of the overall state of strength and physical frailty, it was used in this study to demonstrate physical functionality and muscle weakness related to physical activity. Examinees who participated in the study were elderly people aged 60 years and older who regularly performed exercises twice a week under the guidance of physiotherapy students.

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    Published on: Nov 8, 2019 Pages: 20-24

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/aggr.000011
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