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Peripheral nervous system function, physical activity and physical fitness in older adults

  title={Peripheral nervous system function, physical activity and physical fitness in older adults},
  author={Brittney S. Lange-Maia},
Peripheral nervous system function (PNS) impairments are often unappreciated as risk factors for major geriatric outcomes. This dissertation aimed to examine the mechanism of these consequences of poor PNS function. The relationships of sensorimotor peripheral nerve function and physical activity (PA), longitudinal physical fitness assessed via endurance walking performance, and the associations with cardiac autonomic function were investigated. Lower-extremity sensorimotor impairments have… 


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