Subjects included in the study followed an initial assessment including medical consultation (including physical fitness test: cardiopulmonary exercise test), identification and assessment of medical history, anthropometric measurements and vital signs, physical activity levels (International Physical Activity Questionnaire - IPAQ questionnaire) (Pardini et al., 2001), health-related quality of life (Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form Health Survey, SF-36) (Ciconelli et al., 1999), functional exercise
capacity (six minute walk test, 6MWT) (Holland et al., 2014), muscle force of upper limbs (UL) and lower (LL) (dynamometry) (Ramos et al., 2014).
When we compare functional exercise
capacity (6MWT) between case (n=30) and control then there was decreasing trend in 6MWT values in cases as compare to control and statistically it was significant (p=0.0478).
The Six-Minute Walk Test was used to measure the subject's functional exercise
capacity, as previously described (24) and validated in a heart failure population (ICC = 0.91) (10).
All functional exercises
were performed for one minute.
The 6MWT represents a high-intensity activity for the majority of middle-aged and older adults, and the strong correlation between peak [??][O.sub.2] in the 6MWT and in CPET observed here shows that it is suitable for assessing aerobic functional exercise
capacity in this age group.
The purpose of this case series was to describe the feasibility and potential efficacy of a home-based IMT program to increase IMS, pulmonary function, and functional exercise
capacity in adults with stable CF.
These findings suggest that joint position sense could serve as an index to determine the appropriate time to start functional exercise
for safe return to sports activity after ankle injury.
Subjects were randomly assigned to: the LIFE (Lifestyle Integrated Functional Exercise
) program of selected balance activities integrated into everyday routines--such as standing on one leg while at the kitchen counter; a structured program of exercises for balance and lower limb strength, done three times a week; or a "sham program" of gentle and flexibility exercises done sitting, lying down, or in a supported standing position; or no exercise program (control group).
In the most current phase of this annual ongoing project, seven physical fitness program quality indicators were used to measure self-reported: physical ability, activities of daily living, perceived health status, chronic pain, falls, depression, and functional exercise
Always perform last week's mobility exercises immediately before the functional exercise
programme, followed by the stretch programme.
Images for all exercises will be available soon at www.lifestyles2day.co.uk That concludes my Fit To Function series; I hope it has given you an insight into the world of functional exercise
as these exercises can be so beneficial especially when it comes to injury prevention.
The distance walked in 6 minutes is commonly used for assessing an individual's functional exercise