Roberta Minino


Physical activity plays a key role in the well-being and health of people at all ages. It brings several benefits, by reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease in the elderly and the risk of injury caused by falls due to reduced stability. One of the benefits of physical activity, observable at all ages, is the improvement of static and dynamic balance. The aim of this preliminary study was to evaluate the balance condition in a population with a moderate level of physical activity compared to a sedentary group. Ten subjects practising moderate physical activity and 10 controls were recruited, and their balance was analysed, both with open and with closed eyes. The results showed that the group of those performing moderate physical activity had a reduction in the Centre of Pressure displacement, compared to the sedentary group. These data show that even when performing moderate physical activity there is a reduction in postural sways and thus an improvement in balance


Physical Activity; Stability; Posture; Wellbeing

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