ERIC Number: ED178477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Physiological Responses of Senior Adults Running a Fit Trail.
Lundegren, Herberta; And Others
In this 1977 study the heart rates of 51 men and women ranging in age from 22-72 were continuously monitored while the subjects walked or ran a modified parcour fitness trail. The length of the course, its gradient, the distance between exercise stations, and the elevation of the course were measured. Mean percentage max HR (Karvonen) values were submitted to a two-factor ANOV mixed design to compare HR at each station by age and sex. Results indicate that women usually performed at a higher percentage max HR than men. Older subjects experienced potential training effects while younger ones were not always challenged. The results support the modification and use of fitness trails as an alternative exercise and fitness training method for senior adults. (Author/LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at Annual Convention of American Alliance for Health Physical Education and Recreation (New Orleans, Louisiana, March 15-20, 1979)