Can the judo training improve the muscle-skeletal acting in older women with low bone mineral density?


  • Cláudio Joaquim Borba-Pinheiro Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO/LABIMH), Brazil
  • Nébia Maria Almeida de Figueiredo Federal Institute of Pará (IFPA), Brazil
  • Mauro César Gurgel de Alencar Carvalho University of the State of Pará (UEPA) Campus XIII-Tucuruí, Brazil
  • Alexandre Janotta Drigo College Pedro II (Autarquia Federal), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Estélio Henrique Martin Dantas Paulista State University “Júlio de Mesquita Filho” (UNESP) Campus Rio Claro, Brazil



Adapted physical activity, Bone health, Health care


Osteoporosis is a bone disease that causes bonefragility with increased risks of fractures and negative consequences on humanmobility. The planned and monitored physical activity by professionals haveshown good results on bone density, body balance and quality of life, factorsthat are determinants to the functional autonomy and independence of older women.The exercises and techniques realization of adapted judo are of low difficulty,emphasizing the development of motor coordination, muscle strength, bodybalance and consequently the bone density. Thus, the objective of this work is to present the adaptedjudo training as a physical activity alternative for older women with low bonedensity, demonstrating that the adaptation of judo training with professionalsupervision can help maintain bone density and other related-variables listedin this population.Keywords: Adapted physicalactivity; Bone health; Health care.


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Borba-Pinheiro, C. J., Almeida de Figueiredo, N. M., Gurgel de Alencar Carvalho, M. C., Janotta Drigo, A., & Martin Dantas, E. H. (2013). Can the judo training improve the muscle-skeletal acting in older women with low bone mineral density?. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 8(4), 1067–1073.



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