Multimodal Exercise and Weight Loss in Older Veterans with Dysmobility
Leslie I. Katzel
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October 2016 -
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Background: Obesity is a major risk factor for mobility limitation in older adults. It is estimated that 11 million older adults have mobility disability and > 4 million older adults use walking assistive devices. Mobility disability results in decreased economy of gait, physical deconditioning and reduced peak aerobic capacity (VO2peak). Impaired economy of gait and decreased physiological reserve may lead to increased fatigue, reduced endurance, and ultimately contribute to reduced functional...