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Nutrición Hospitalaria

On-line version ISSN 1699-5198Print version ISSN 0212-1611


LATORRE ROMAN, P. A.; SALAS SANCHEZ, J.  and  SOTO HERMOSO, V. M.. Body composition related with health in veteran athletes. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2012, vol.27, n.4, pp.1236-1243. ISSN 1699-5198.

Objective: To analyze the corporal composition of veteran athletes of resistance and his relation with the health and quality of life. Methodology: It is a question of a descriptive and transverse study with a sample of 91 males (44.1 ± 6.9 years) and 16 women (41.4 ± 5.5 years) healthy medical instructors of career of resistance. For the analysis of the corporal composition there has been used an eight-electrode impedance meter (Inbody 720). The health and quality of life was analyzed by means of the scale SF-36, Spanish version. There were registered the values of athletic practice as for number of weekly meetings and duration of the session. Results: The IMC, the abdominal fat and the percentage of fat place in healthy values, for below even of the normative values. Significant differences do not exist in any parameter of the corporal composition in relation with the number of weekly meetings of athletic practice. A negative correlation exists between the percentage of fat and the social function of the scale SF-36. The health and quality of life perceived of the veteran athletes presents superior values to the Spanish modals normative. Conclusion: The practice of four weekly meetings of 60 minutes of career of resistance allows to keep healthy parameters of composition corporal in spite of the age.

Keywords : Body composition; Bioimpedance; Athletes; Health.

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