Physical activity increases gains in and prevents loss of physical function: results from the lifestyle interventions and independence for elders pilot study.

@article{Ip2013PhysicalAI,
  title={Physical activity increases gains in and prevents loss of physical function: results from the lifestyle interventions and independence for elders pilot study.},
  author={Edward H. Ip and Timothy Church and Sarah A. Marshall and Qiang Zhang and Anthony P. Marsh and Jack Guralnik and Abby C. King and Walter Rejeski},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={426-32}
}
BACKGROUND Physical activity (PA) appears to have a positive effect on physical function, however, studies have not examined multiple indices of physical function jointly nor have they conceptualized physical functioning as a state rather than a trait. METHODS About 424 men and women aged 70-89 were randomly assigned to complete a PA or a successful aging (SA) education program. Balance, gait speed, chair stand performance, grip strength, and time to complete the 400-m walk were assessed at… CONTINUE READING