ABSTRACT

Aging is associated with functional changes in the human neuromuscular system, and sarcopenia is one of the most diagnosed changes. Not only does muscle mass loss contribute to impaired functionality, but changes in fiber type and others contribute to weaker and slower muscle contractile activity. According to the World Health Organization, it is necessary to implement intervention strategies and programs for active and healthy aging. The [email protected] project, being an intervention model aiming to evaluate and modify habits and improve the quality of life of an older adult group, has previously shown promising results in reducing the effects of aging on the skeletal muscle of the older person, relating any changes at this level with the degree of functionality and autonomy.