Journal of Aging and Geriatric Psychiatry

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Short Article - Journal of Aging and Geriatric Psychiatry (2018) Volume 2, Issue 2

Analysis of Aerobic Capacity of Master Basketball Players from a Goiania Team

To analyze the aerobic capacity of basketball players from a team in Goiânia. A total of seven master basketball players participated in the study, all males between 50 and 71 years old and with an average age of 59.85 years. The volunteers' anthropometric data were collected, in addition to the six-minute walk test. Regarding the BMI, 42.9% of the practitioners had levels of excess weight. In the six-minute walk test, the results were 27.71% higher. Master basketball athletes showed aerobic capacity above expectations, showing good performance for sports, in addition to daily activities.

Keywords: Physical Exercise and Aging, Functional Capacity, Health and Aging

Author(s): Silva NP and Marques VA

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