Cardiopulmonary efficeincy evaluation in women between 50 and 80 years of age in Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship, Poland

Andrzej Chęsy, Gabriel Chęsy, Wojciech Sikorski, Andrzej Rakowski, Paweł Rakowski, Tomasz Zegarski, Katarzyna Dmitruk, Małgorzata Tafil-Klawe

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/MBS.2016.007

Abstract


One of major obstacles in social activity routines is aging and all impairments generated by this inevitable process. Thus, in order to facilitate the effective functioning of elderly people within a society, our attention should be drawn to the quickly advancing consequences of aging. The purpose of this study is to evaluate cardiopulmonary efficiency in a chosen group of women above 50 years of age in Kujawsko- Pomorskie Voivodeship. 3413 women, aged 50-80 years participated in the study. Subjects were divided into six age groups. The BMI was calculated for each participant. All women were subjected to a 2-minute step test. All participants completed the study. The results of the ‘2-minute Step’ tests showed a decrease of cardiopulmonary efficiency in women. The downslide was correlated with age. Test results indicate unmistakably that cardiopulmonary efficiency diminishes with age. Secondly, bigger cardiopulmonary efficiency will make it easier for women to cope with everyday work. Finally, cardiopulmonary efficiency is shown here to be a parameter worth improving while creating special health programs for seniors.


Keywords


circulatory system; fitness test; elderly women; heart rate

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