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Abstract

Sarcopenia is a significant medical issue related with aging, characterized as loss of bulk and capacity. It is a condition portrayed by loss of skeletal bulk and quality, with a danger of antagonistic results, for example, handicap, improvement of delicacy, low quality of life and death. Its etiology is still inadequately comprehended. Opposition preparing intercession is sheltered and compelling for checking sarcopenia. Resistance exercise (RE) programs improve muscle anabolism, bulk and muscle quality. The present study aims to assess the impact of resistance exercise on hand grip among the elderly population with sarcopenia. A quasi experimental research design with non-randomized control research design was conducted among 30 elderly population in Arrakonam among which 15 were chosen for the experimental group and 15 were chosen as the control group. A purposive sampling technique was used to select samples. Structured questionnaires were used to collect demographic data and BMI and hand grip was assessed. The resistance exercises were taught to the elderly population and they were asked to perform the exercise every day for one week. After a week, the BMI and hand grip was re-assessed. The studies thus indicates that the experimental group had a reduction in the hand grip and increase in the BMI value after resistance exercise and is also an effective method to prevent further complications that can be caused due to sarcopenia.

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Sarcopenia Resistance training Ageing Elderly population

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Bhuvaneshwari G, & Nithya Manogaran. (2020). Impact of Resistance Exercise On Hand Grip: An Experimental study. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(SPL4), 371-375. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11iSPL4.3818