AGE-RELATED CHANGES OF GRIP FORCE CONTROL IN PHYSICALLY ACTIVE ADULTS1
What is it about?
The age-related changes for controlling grip force in adults who practice regular and supervised physical activity have not been investigated
Why is it important?
It has been shown that older adults who are more physically active have better balance, reaction time, and dexterity in relation to less active older people (Voorrips, Lemmink, van Heuvelen, Bult, & van Staveren,1993). Moreover, older people who practice regular Tai Chi Chuan and swimming showed better performance than sedentary participants in tasks that required both manual and visual coordination (Wong, Chou, Huang, Lan, Chen, Hong, et al., 2010). Therefore, it is possible that middleaged and older adults who are physically active have better control of grip force during tasks that involve object manipulation.
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