Respiratory Muscle Strength in the Physically Active Elderly

  title={Respiratory Muscle Strength in the Physically Active Elderly},
  author={Eleanor M. Summerhill and Nadia Angov and Carol Ewing Garber and Franklin D McCool},
Advancing age is associated with a decline in the strength of the skeletal muscles, including those of respiration. Respiratory muscles can be strengthened with nonrespiratory activities. We therefore hypothesized that regular exercise in the elderly would attenuate this age-related decline in respiratory muscle strength. Twenty-four healthy subjects older than 65 years were recruited (11 males and 13 females). A comprehensive physical activity survey was administered, and subjects were… CONTINUE READING


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