The association between physical activity and motor function in the elderly

Document Type : Original Article

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1 Department of Physical Education, Roudehen Branch, Islamic Azad University

2 Department of Motor Behavior, University of Tehran, Iran

10.22034/jhi.2021.132685

Abstract

This study examines the relationship between physical activity and motor function in the elderly. The research method was descriptive-correlational, and 40 over 60 years sedentary men were randomly selected. A questionnaire was used to collect data. Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation and regression. Findings showed a significant relationship between physical activity and static and dynamic balance in the elderly. According to the results, participation in physical activities is considered as one of the variables that impacts motor function.

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