Rosa, Michelle Flores da; Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina – UDESC, CEFID; Mazo, Giovana Zarpellon; Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina – UDESC, CEFID; Silva, Aline Huber da; Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina – UDESC, CEFID; Brus
Fonte: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Florianópolis, SC. BrasilPublicador: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Florianópolis, SC. Brasil
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; "Avaliado por Pares",; ; Avaliado por Pares; DescritivaFormato: application/pdf; application/pdf
http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1980-0037.2008v10n3p237The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of a 12-week pause in exercising in water on the functional fitness of elderly women. The sample was 31 elderly women, with x _ = 68.97 years (SD = 5.34), all participants in a water exercise program. The women were tested in November 2005 and, after a 12-week pause in water exercises, in March2006, using the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance – AAHPERD test battery. The statistical analysis was descriptive, using simple frequencies and percentages, plus the t test for paired samples. A statistically significant difference was observed between mean scores for coordination, agility and the general functional fitness index (GFFI) at the end of the exercise program and 12 weeks later. The GFFI and coordination scores had reduced after the 12-week period, but the participants’ agility had improved. It was concluded that a 12-week pause in water exercise impacted the GFFI of these elderly women. These results emphasize the importance of physical exercise during the ageing process and of raising awareness of the need for the elderly to keep physically active even during the holiday period in order to improve and/or maintain functional fitness levels.; Esse estudo teve como objetivo verificar a influência do período de interrupção de 12 semanas na aptidão funcional de mulheres idosas...