International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9096

Antônio Gomes de Resende-Neto

Antônio Gomes de Resende-Neto
Federal University of Sergipe, Sergipe,

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    Conceptualizing the Functional Training Exercise for Older People
    Author(s): Antônio Gomes de Resende-NetoAntônio Gomes de Resende-Neto

    Regular exercise is the most viable and inexpensive way to achieve a wide range of positive changes in the body and has been widely recommended for the older people because of the numerous neuromuscular, metabolic and behavioural benefits provided by this intervention. Such benefits enhance physical fitness and cognitive ability, favouring improved quality of life and increasing longevity independently. Currently, the prescription of neuromuscular conditioning programs aimed at the development and maintenance of daily activities in the elderly has been based on functionality. However, the functional training, considered by many to be the main method to meet the daily needs of the individual, needs further discussion in the scientific literature and therefore, this text presents an insight into the premises, characteristics and definitions of this exercise program, aiming at provide pr.. View More»

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