Effect of Structured Physical Activity on Respiratory Outcomes in Sedentary Elderly Adults with Mobility Limitations. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vaz Fragoso, C. A., Beavers, D. P., Anton, S. D., Liu, C. K., McDermott, M. M., Newman, A. B., Pahor, M., Stafford, R. S., Gill, T. M. 2016; 64 (3): 501-509


To evaluate the effect of structured physical activity on respiratory outcomes in community-dwelling elderly adults with mobility limitations.Multicenter, randomized trial of physical activity vs health education, with respiratory variables prespecified as tertiary outcomes over an intervention period of 24-42 months. Physical activity included walking (goal of 150 min/week) and strength, flexibility, and balance training. Health education included workshops on topics relevant to older adults and upper extremity stretching exercises.Lifestyle Interventions and Independence in Elders (LIFE) Study.Community-dwelling persons aged 70-89 with Short Physical Performance Battery scores less than 10 (N = 1,635).Dyspnea severity (defined as moderate to severe according to a Borg index >2 immediately after a 400-m walk), forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) (

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