Old adults perform activities of daily living near their maximal capabilities.

@article{Hortobgyi2003OldAP,
  title={Old adults perform activities of daily living near their maximal capabilities.},
  author={Tibor Hortob{\'a}gyi and Chris Mizelle and Stacey Beam and Paul Devita},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={58 5},
  pages={M453-60}
}
BACKGROUND Old adults' ability to execute activities of daily living (ADLs) declines with age. One possible reason for this decline is that the execution of customary motor tasks requires a substantially greater effort in old compared with young adults relative to their available maximal capacity. METHODS We tested the hypothesis that the relative effort (i.e., the percentage of joint moment relative to maximal joint moment) to execute ADLs is higher in old adults compared with young adults… CONTINUE READING

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