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Collegium antropologicum, Vol.34 No.3 October 2010. -

Regular exercise training improves overall physical fitness and quality of life in postmenopausal women. The exigent training frequency depends on a user-specified training aim. The aim of this study was to confirm the benefits of regular once a week exercise training for the maintenance of fitness in postmenopausal women. The test group included 20 postmenopausal women 65±3.1 years who have been attending the exercise training program conducted by the physiotherapist once a week for three years. The age-matched control group included 20 healthy women 65.5±2.4 years who did not regularly attend the training program. The outcomes were: right and left lateral trunk flexion, right and left shoulder flexion, right and left grip strength, endurance capacity of the trunk extensors, lower limb muscle strength 1’ chair stand test, and balance one-leg standing duration time with eyes open and closed. Women from the test group achieved statistically significant better results in the following outcomes: right lateral trunk flexion 15.4 cm: 12.6 cm, p



Autor: Zmago Turk - Dragan Lonzarić - Dragan Aleksić -

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