Pilates training on physical fitness and wellbeing in the elderly

17/04/2015

Source: Preventive Medicine, 2015, Vol 75 p. 1-11

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Date of publication: June 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This systematic review aims to summarize the effects of Pilates exercise training (PET) in an elderly population on physical fitness, balance and fall prevention, and its effects on mood states, quality of life and independence in the daily living activities. PET should be taken into account as a way to improve quality of life in the elderly, due to the imparted benefits of fall prevention, physical fitness, and mood states.

Length of publication: 11 pages

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Effect of Pilates exercise for improving balance in older adults

15/01/2015

Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2014, online

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Date of publication: December 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This systematic review investigated the effect of Pilates on balance and falls in older adults, and whether programmes tested in previous studies met best practice recommendations. The review notes a lack of high quality studies in this field, but the evidence available showed that Pilates can improve balance, which is a significant risk factor for falls in older adults. However, there is limited data on the impact of falls, and effects may have been overestimated due low quality of methodology in previous studies.

Length of publication: 1 page

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