Variable resistance training reduces blood glucose levels in octogenarian elderly women




Resistance training; Elastic Bands; Elderly.


Introduction: The use of resistance training with variable resistance (RTVR) on biodynamic factors has been explored in the scientific literature, however information on RTVR use in long-income diabetic elderly is still inconclusive in the literature. Objective: To analyze the acute effect of variable resistance training with elastic bands on blood glucose levels of octogenarian older women. Method: Seven octogenarian older women (81.4 ± 1.61 years of age) diagnosed with type two diabetes mellitus participated in the study. Resting blood glucose was measured 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after a session of resistance exercises with variable resistance using elastic bands. Results: After the RTVR, blood glucose levels (effect size: 2.49; p<0.001) decreased significantly. Conclusion: Resistance training using variable resistance with elastic bands promoted a significant reduction in resting blood glucose in octogenarian women affected by type two Diabetes Mellitus.


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BARBOSA, A. M. de Q. . Variable resistance training reduces blood glucose levels in octogenarian elderly women . Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 13, p. e92101321081, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i13.21081. Disponível em: Acesso em: 6 dec. 2021.



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