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Effects of Nordic walking training on quality of life, balance and functional mobility in elderly: A randomized clinical trial.

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Summary of "Effects of Nordic walking training on quality of life, balance and functional mobility in elderly: A randomized clinical trial."

There is physiological and biomechanical evidence suggesting a possible advantage of using poles in walking training programs. The purpose of this proof-of-concept study was to test the hypothesis that untrained elderly training Nordic walking for eight weeks will show higher improvements on the functional mobility, quality of life and postural balance than that training without poles; more likely to occur in self-selected walking speed (primary outcome), and the locomotor rehabilitation index than the quality of life, the static balance and the dynamic stability. It was a two-arm randomized sample- and load-controlled study.

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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0211472

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