The purpose was to compare chronological age with fitness age obtained through indirect VO2max in a group of sedentary and non-sedentary people. Method: 253 people were evaluated for body mass, height, waist circumference, basal heart rate and a web model questionnaire "Fitness Calculator". The results: showed significant differences in anthropometric and physiological variables between sedentary and non-sedentary people (P <.001). Non-Sedentary people have a greater higher VO2máx group compared to sedentary people. This indicates that sedentary people have a fitness age 12 years over their expected chronological average age. Conclusion: Sedentary people have a higher fitness age; therefore your body deteriorates faster than the nonsedentary people. A low level of VO2máx is a powerful predictor of cardiorespiratory capacity and of cardiovascular diseases.
|Translated title of the contribution||VO2 indirect maximum and fitness age of sedentary and non-sedentary|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Revista Internacional de Medicina y Ciencias de la Actividad Fisica y del Deporte|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2018|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation