IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 8, August 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Ali Faleh, Souhail Hermassi, Walid Selmi
The deterioration in health functions is characteristic in elderly person (EP) and may be associated with decline in daily living activities with consequent reduced quality of life. The aim of this study was to analyze training program effects on health functions in elderly with Subjects. 34 elderly mean took part in this study and were allocated into two separated groups: Training Group (TG) and Social Gathering Group (SGG). The global physical health cognitive status was determined using some tests. The protocols were performed three times a week, one hour per session. Physical training protocol consisted of three sets of 20 repetitions, with two minutes of rest between sets and exercises. The activities proposed for the SGG aimed at promoting social interaction among patients. The Results: showed a significant difference associated to the effects of the practice of physical training on health elderly person. In conclusion, the improvement in physical health functions was evident in elderly with EP who followed a low intensity exercise protocol.