Functional involution in rural areas of south Poland – preliminary

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J. Jaworski, M. Zychowska, J. Szopa

The main objective of this work was determination of influence of involution process on the level of chosen somatic and functional parameters in adult population from rural areas in south Poland. Considering, evaluated somatic and functional features the highest influence of calendar age was observed in area of co-ordination and strength abilities. Among co-ordination aspects the highest regression was registered in case of most complex ability i.e. space orientation. These changes are caused undoubtedly by typical for rural areas involution related with lack of psychomotor stimuli in everyday life. Overlapping of secular trend and involution factors causes changes in somatic variables.
Key words
functional involution, motor abilities, rural population

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