Influence of Body Composition Measures about Cardiovascular Risks in the Elderly Practitioners of Physical Activity
Objective: Analyze the influence of the measures body composition cardiovascular risk in elderly practitioners of physical activity. Method: This is an exploratory study, transversal and quantitative. Held from May to June 2015, in the municipality of João Pessoa/Paraíba, with elderly patrons of sport aerobics. Were selected for the study 21 people, with inclusion criteria does not own metallic structure in the body to prevent the measure through bioimpedance equipment octopolar InBody 720 and own age less than 60 years. Results: Most of the individuals represented unfavorable health condition being more prone to cardiovascular risks. Identified that normal systolic blood pressure was the variable that most contributed to the score designed to show the possibility of a lower cardiovascular risk, while the visceral fat and fat-free mass were the factors that contributed for increased cardiovascular risk. Conclusion: Optimization of preventive practices is necessary for cardiovascular diseases that propitiate the awareness of affected subject.
Keywords: Anthropometry. Elderly. Body Composition.
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