Postural stability during standing balance and sit-to-stand in master athlete runners compared with nonathletic old and young adults

Leightley, D., Yap, M.H., Coulson, J. ORCID: 0000-0001-9758-6295, Piasecki, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-7804-4631, Cameron, J., Barnouin, Y., Tobias, J. and McPhee, J.S., 2017. Postural stability during standing balance and sit-to-stand in master athlete runners compared with nonathletic old and young adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 25 (3), pp. 345-350. ISSN 1063-8652

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare postural sway during a series of static balancing tasks and during five chair rises between healthy young (mean (SEM) age 26(1) yrs), healthy old (age 67(1) yrs) and master athlete runners (age 67(1) yrs; competing and training for the previous 51(5) yrs) using the Microsoft Kinect One. The healthy old had more sway than young in all balance tasks. The master athletes had similar sway to young during two-leg balancing and one leg standing with eyes open. When balancing on one-leg with eyes closed, both the healthy old and the master athletes had around 17-fold more sway than young. The healthy old and master athletes also had less anterio-posterior movement during chair rising compared with young. These results suggest that masters runners are not spared from the age-associated decline in postural stability and may benefit from specific balance training.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Postural stability during standing balance and sit-to-stand [running title]
Publication Title: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Creators: Leightley, D., Yap, M.H., Coulson, J., Piasecki, M., Cameron, J., Barnouin, Y., Tobias, J. and McPhee, J.S.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Date: July 2017
Volume: 25
Number: 3
ISSN: 1063-8652
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1123/japa.2016-0074DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 28 Jun 2018 14:05
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2018 08:02
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/33942

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