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7th EFSMA – European Congress of Sports Medicine, 3rd Central European Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Annual Assembly of the German and the Austrian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Austrian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

26.-29.10.2011, Salzburg, Austria

Physical activity requirements in older adults

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7th EFSMA – European Congress of Sports Medicine, 3rd Central European Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Salzburg, 26.-29.10.2011. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2011. Doc11esm010

DOI: 10.3205/11esm010, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-11esm0106

Published: October 24, 2011

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In almost every country all over the world, the proportion of people aged over 60 years is growing faster than any other age group. To stay healthy until advanced life decade, being physical active plays an important role. What kind of motivation is responsible for being physical active? Are strength, endurance and balance trainable right up until old age to avoid or prevent age related problems and diseases? Which test modalities can be used to determine physical fitness in older adults? The oral presentation should give an overview of current studies and their conclusions concerning Dose-Response-Relation, the correlation between physical activity and morbidity, cardiorespiratory, metabolic, musculoskeletal and functional health.