Journal article

The association of objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behavior with skeletal muscle strength and muscle power in older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Keenan A Ramsey, Anna GM Rojer, Luke D'Andrea, Rene HJ Otten, Martijn W Heymans, Marijke C Trappenburg, Sjors Verlaan, Anna C Whittaker, Carel GM Meskers, Andrea B Maier

AGEING RESEARCH REVIEWS | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Engaging in physical activity (PA) and avoiding sedentary behavior (SB) are important for healthy ageing with benefits including the mitigation of disability and mortality. Whether benefits extend to key determinants of disability and mortality, namely muscle strength and muscle power, is unclear. AIMS: This systematic review aimed to describe the association of objective measures of PA and SB with measures of skeletal muscle strength and muscle power in community-dwelling older adults. METHODS: Six databases were searched from their inception to June 21st, 2020 for articles reporting associations between objectively measured PA and SB and upper body or lower body muscle strength..

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