18. Exercise Interventions to Improve Sarcopenia

  1. Alfonso J. Cruz-Jentoft3 and
  2. John E. Morley4,5
  1. Mark D. Peterson1 and
  2. José A. Serra-Rexach2

Published Online: 27 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118338032.ch18



How to Cite

Peterson, M. D. and Serra-Rexach, J. A. (2012) Exercise Interventions to Improve Sarcopenia, in Sarcopenia (eds A. J. Cruz-Jentoft and J. E. Morley), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118338032.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Servicio de Geriatría, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain

  2. 4

    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA

  3. 5

    Division of Endocrinology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

  2. 2

    Geriatric Department, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Mara˜n ón, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 30 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119975878

Online ISBN: 9781118338032



  • sarcopenia and exercise interventions, QOL as psychological construct;
  • skeletal muscle, age-related changes, other comorbid conditions;
  • sarcopenia, complex phenotype with multifactorial etiology;
  • sarcopenia, and weakness, frailty/mobility disability;
  • physical inactivity, function impairment and RDA adequacy;
  • lifestyle strategies in reducing SB, PA and structured exercise;
  • sarcopenia, preceding functional deficit, with SB leading to sarcopenia;
  • SB as chronic disease/metabolic syndrome risk;
  • lifestyle/leisure-time PA, aerobic, or any leisure activity;
  • RE resisting load force, effective in sarcopenia


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definition of Terms

  • Benefits of Physical Activity and Aging

  • Types of Exercise

  • Exercise Interventions and Sarcopenia

  • References