The Role of Mitochondria in Generating Different Submaximal Strength and Endurance Capabilities in Elderly People
Department of Physical Therapy, University of Haifa, Israel
- *Corresponding Author:
- Carmeli E
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
University of Haifa, Israel
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 19, 2017; Accepted date: June 22, 2017; Published date: June 26, 2017
Citation: Carmeli E (2017) The Role of Mitochondria in Generating Different Submaximal Strength and Endurance Capabilities in Elderly People. J Aging Sci 5:e125. doi:10.4172/2329-8847.1000e125
Copyright: © 2017 Carmeli E. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This editorial note scrutinizes an important clinical opinion regarding the role of mitochondria in generating differing strength and endurance capabilities in elderly vs. young people. The submaximal effort against resistance, as well as endurance effort differs between young vs. elderly people. This is usually explained by neurophysiological differences, but this editorial note presents a hypothesis regarding the aging mitochondria. Mitochondria in young people obtain all the necessary physical and metabolic properties that are needed and acquired throughout adulthood; yet, mitochondria in elderly people undergo many changes.