publication . Article . 2013

Two Pilot Studies of the Effect of Bicycling on Balance and Leg Strength among Older Adults

Rissel, Chris; Passmore, Erin; Mason, Chloe; Merom, Dafna;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2013 Journal: Journal of Environmental and Public Health, volume 2,013 (issn: 1687-9805, eissn: 1687-9813, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Limited
Abstract
Objectives. Study 1 examines whether age-related declines in balance are moderated by bicycling. Study 2 tests whether regular cycling can increase leg strength and improve balance. Methods. Study 1: a cross-sectional survey of 43 adults aged 44–79 was conducted. Leg strength was measured, and Balance was measured using the choice stepping reaction time (CSRT) test (decision time and response time), leg strength and timed single leg standing. Study 2: 18 older adults aged 49–72 were recruited into a 12-week cycling program. The same pre- and postmeasures as used in Study 1 were collected. Results. Study 1: participants who had cycled in the last month performed ...
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free text keywords: Research Article, RA1-1270, Public aspects of medicine, Article Subject
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publication . Article . 2013

Two Pilot Studies of the Effect of Bicycling on Balance and Leg Strength among Older Adults

Rissel, Chris; Passmore, Erin; Mason, Chloe; Merom, Dafna;