Agings and the parameters in static postural way

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Year of publication 2014
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Alicante, Special Issue; Supplementary Issue: 8th INSHS International Christmas Sport Scientific Conference, 5-7 December 2013
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Sports Studies

Field Sport and leisure time activities
Keywords aging performing movements
Description There is strong scientific evidence from research trials that aging is associated with loss of muscle mass and decline of neuromuscular abilities. Postural stability is an important neuromuscular ability for the maintenance of upright posture as well as maintaining equilibrium or balance while performing movements and everyday activities. Postural stability is also an important factor in elderly people where postural instability is a major contributor to falls. In our study young and elderly subjects stood quietly in upright posture with parallel positions of their feet and opened eyes on a force platform and performed 3 trials with each trial lasting 30 s. The effects of healthy aging on postural sway parameters were studied. We found that age-related changes in postural sway mostly affect the velocity of the center of pressure movement and the mean amplitude center of pressure movement during static postural sway test.
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