Health benefits of multicomponent training programmes in seniors
What is it about?
- This systematic review was conducted in eight electronic databases with research by key words. - 2525 articles published from 1 January 2000 to 30 April 2015 have been selected by two independent readers. - 27 articles meeting our inclusion criteria (19 randomised and 8 non-randomised controlled trials conducted in adults aged 65 or over) were considered in the review.
Why is it important?
- This review highlights the benefits of multicomponent training (MCT) on seniors’ health. - Multicomponent training has a significant impact on cardio-respiratory fitness, metabolic outcomes and induces substantial improvement on functional and cognitive performance and quality of life. - Thus, physicians should be convinced to encourage seniors to engage in MCT to favour healthy ageing and keep them autonomous and independent.
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