Effects of body composition on postural balance in sedentary Spanish adult males: a cross-sectional study

dc.contributor.authorMorena, José Manuel Delfa-De la
dc.contributor.authorRojo-Tirado, Miguel Ángel
dc.contributor.authorAparecida-Castro, Eliane [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorAparecida-Doimo, Leonice [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorMiangolarra-Page, Juan Carlos
dc.contributor.authorBenito-Peinado, Pedro J.
dc.contributor.authorBores-García, Daniel
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidad Rey Juan Carlos
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to analyze the influence of anthropometric variables, body composition variables and fat distribution on the postural control of sedentary Spanish males. 39 males aged between 25 and 60 years old, with a body mass index between 18 and 35 kg/m2, a stable body weight (no weight gain or loss of 2 kg or more in the last 3 months), and a level of physical activity classified as sedentary or low active (PAL <1.6 via accelerometer) were included in the study. Anthropometric variables (weight, height, body mass index and waist and hip perimeters), body composition variables (fat mass, lean mass and bone mass), body mass distribution (legs, android and total) and postural control were evaluated. A correlation was found between most of the anthropometric and body composition variables, assessed via the Somatosensory ratio of the Sensory Organization Test. Furthermore, individuals with a low percentage of leg and android fat mass presented improved scores when compared to those with higher percentages (97.05±2.66 vs. 95.84±1.64 and 97.00±2.61vs 95.83±1.69, respectively; p<0.05). Sedentary males with a greater body mass index and a higher percentage of leg fat mass and android fat mass are more proprioceptively challenged for maintaining balance.en
dc.description.affiliationUniversidad Rey Juan Carlos
dc.description.affiliationUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho
dc.description.affiliationUnespUniversidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho
dc.identifier.citationRetos, v. 45, p. 300-305.
dc.subjectBody composition
dc.subjectBody fat distribution
dc.subjectPostural control
dc.subjectSedentary lifestyle
dc.titleEffects of body composition on postural balance in sedentary Spanish adult males: a cross-sectional studyen
dc.titleEfectos de la composición corporal sobre el equilibrio postural en varones adultos españoles sedentarios: un estudio transversales