THE DIFFERENCE OF NORDIC WALKING EXERCISE AND CONVENTIONAL WALKING EXERCISE ON THE CHANGES OF RESTING PULSE RATE IN ELDERLY IN SOUTH KUTA DISTRICT, BADUNG REGENCY
Resting pulse rate in elderly is also influenced by physical activity. This study was to know the difference of Nordic Walking and conventional walking on the changes of resting pulse rate in elderly. The study method applied pretest-posttest control group design and simple random sampling technique to collect subject. The subjects of 45 elderly in Elderly Integrated Service of South Kuta PMC was divided into 22 people of the first group and 23 people of the second group. Resting pulse rate measurements were using pulsemeter. The result of the study had shown that in the first group there was a significant changes of resting pulse rate (p=0.000) than the second group. Nordic Walking exercise could make bigger changes of resting pulse rate than Conventional Walking exercise.
Key words: Nordic Walking, Conventional Walking, Resting Pulse Rate, Elderly.