Peripheral Arterial Disease and Exercise for Older Adults

Senior Fitness: How a walking regimen improves fitness and reduces pain caused by poor blood flow in the legs.

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) occurs when plaque accumulates in the arteries of the legs. Reduced blood flow and loss of oxygen in the tissues beyond the obstruction cause localized muscular pain, or claudication, especially during exercise (Bulmer & Coombes 2004; Womack & Gardner 2003).

Member Only Article

Already a member? Log In
This full article is available only to IDEA Members. Start your 30-day free trial today and get instant access to this full article along with over 6000 others.

 OR  
Log in with your ideafit.com login (e-mail and password)
Log in with your acefitness.org login (e-mail and password)
View all questions