Korean J Sports Med.  2021 Mar;39(1):19-26. 10.5763/kjsm.2021.39.1.19.

The Association between Resistance Exercise Frequency, Aerobic Physical Activity Level, and Health-Related Quality of Life in Korean Older Adults: Findings from the Seventh Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2018

  • 1Department of Physical Education, College of Education, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea


The purpose of this study was to identify the association between resistance exercise frequency, aerobic physical activity level, and health-related quality of life in Korean older adults from the seventh Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2018.
Complex samples logistic regression was used to examine the relationship between resistance exercise frequency, aerobic physical activity level, and health-related quality of life in Korean older adults. Odds ratio, covariate-adjusted odds ratio, and 95% confidence interval were calculated for the relationship. Covariates were age, sex, educational status, alcohol drinking, smoking, household income status, and body mass index.
In all variables related to resistance exercise frequency and aerobic physical activity level, the group performing below the recommended level was significantly higher in odds ratio and covariate-adjusted odds ratio on EuroQol-5 Dimension index score of less than 1 (having problems with health-related quality of life) than the group performing above the recommended level.
The results of this study showed that performing above the recommended level of resistance exercise frequency and aerobic physical activity is associated with improved health-related quality of life in Korean older adults.


Aerobic physical activity; Health-related quality of life; Korean older adults; Resistance exercise


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