Journal of Aging Research

Management of Dynapenia, Sarcopenia, and Frailty: The Role of Physical Exercise

Publishing date
01 Dec 2019
Submission deadline
26 Jul 2019

Lead Editor

1University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil

2Federal University of Sergipe, Lagarto, Brazil

3National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Obu, Japan

Management of Dynapenia, Sarcopenia, and Frailty: The Role of Physical Exercise


Aging is a result of physiological changes and its interactions with personal lifestyles, genetics, and chronic diseases. The musculoskeletal system and physical capabilities deteriorate with aging, for example; and the transition from plateau to decline is determined by biological timing and individual life trajectories.

Dynapenia is defined as the loss of muscle strength that is not caused by neurologic or muscular diseases, while sarcopenia is the progressive loss of muscle mass and strength/functionality. Both relate to aging and reflect directly on activities of daily living, poor quality of life, falls and fear of falling, and the frailty syndrome. All of these conditions can lead to disability and mortality among older adults.

Considering that physical exercise is an important nonpharmacological approach to promote healthy aging, this special issue invites applied studies aiming to investigate the interaction among dynapenia, sarcopenia, physical-cognitive-social frailty, exercise type, activities of daily living and falls, and fear of falling in the context of aging. We encourage empirical studies regarding exercise intervention on dynapenia, sarcopenia, and frailty. Interdisciplinary and review studies are particularly welcomed.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • The application of different resistance training protocols, including power exercises, to prevent/manage dynapenia and sarcopenia
  • Exercise approaches to prevent/manage physical, cognitive, and social frailty, especially regarding dose response and type of exercise
  • Influence of an active lifestyle on aging
  • Impact of dynapenia, sarcopenia, and frailty on activities of daily living
  • Restriction on physical activity due to falls and fear of falling and its implications on quality of life and health


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8186769
  • - Editorial

Management of Dynapenia, Sarcopenia, and Frailty: The Role of Physical Exercise

Ricardo Aurélio Carvalho Sampaio | Priscila Yukari Sewo Sampaio | ... | Hidenori Arai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3582679
  • - Review Article

Motivational Strategies to Prevent Frailty in Older Adults with Diabetes: A Focused Review

J. A. Vaccaro | T. Gaillard | ... | E. R. Vieira
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 5315376
  • - Research Article

The Efficacy of Functional and Traditional Exercise on the Body Composition and Determinants of Physical Fitness of Older Women: A Randomized Crossover Trial

Antônio Gomes de Resende-Neto | José Carlos Aragão-Santos | ... | Marzo Edir Da Silva-Grigoletto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1959486
  • - Review Article

Effects of Physical Exercise Programs on Sarcopenia Management, Dynapenia, and Physical Performance in the Elderly: A Systematic Review of Randomized Clinical Trials

Renato Gorga Bandeira de Mello | Roberta Rigo Dalla Corte | ... | Emilio Hideyuki Moriguchi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7516939
  • - Clinical Study

Exercise Snacking to Improve Muscle Function in Healthy Older Adults: A Pilot Study

Oliver J. Perkin | Polly M. McGuigan | Keith A. Stokes
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9836181
  • - Research Article

Twelve-Month Retention in and Impact of Enhance®Fitness on Older Adults in Hawai‘i

Michiyo Tomioka | Kathryn L. Braun | ... | Johnny Yago
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9061839
  • - Research Article

Reliability of a Test for Assessment of Isometric Trunk Muscle Strength in Elderly Women

Marceli M. A. Mesquita | Marta S. Santos | ... | Marzo E. Da Silva-Grigoletto
Journal of Aging Research
 Journal metrics
See full report
Acceptance rate-
Submission to final decision-
Acceptance to publication-
Journal Citation Indicator0.330
Impact Factor4.7

Article of the Year Award: Impactful research contributions of 2022, as selected by our Chief Editors. Discover the winning articles.