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Effect of Aerobic Exercises on Plasma Lipid Profile and Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Obese Women


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Purpose: The present study was designed to evaluate the effects of aerobic training on metabolic parameters like cholesterol, high density lipoprotein (HDL)and triglycerides and cardiorespiratory fitness parameters including maximum oxygen consumption, minute ventilation, systolic and diastolic blood pressures in obese women.

Method: This study was performed as an experimental study, in which subjects were randomly selected. There were sixty obese women, aged between 35-45yrs with body mass index (BMI) of above 30. Subjects were grouped into control (n=30) and aerobic training (n=30). Aerobic training was given for four days a week at 60-70% of maximum HR for 12weeks. blood lipids and cardiorespiratory fitness parameters were measured before and after study period in both groups.

Results: The findings of the study indicate statistically significant differences in lipid profile including total cholesterol, very low-density lipoprotein(VLDL), serum triglycerides(TG), and high density lipoproteins(HDL) levels in aerobic training group . body mass index (BMI) and cardio respiratory fitness parameters showed significant improvements in aerobic group.

Conclusion: Aerobic training is an effective method in improving lipid profile and cardiovascular fitness in obese women and can be used as a preventive measure in patients who are at risk of developing cardiovascular diseases due to obesity.


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Obesity, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Lipid Profile, Aerobic Exercises
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Aisha A. Hagag
Department of Physical Therapy for Cardiovascular/Respiratory Disorders and Geriatrics, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Egypt

Abstract


Purpose: The present study was designed to evaluate the effects of aerobic training on metabolic parameters like cholesterol, high density lipoprotein (HDL)and triglycerides and cardiorespiratory fitness parameters including maximum oxygen consumption, minute ventilation, systolic and diastolic blood pressures in obese women.

Method: This study was performed as an experimental study, in which subjects were randomly selected. There were sixty obese women, aged between 35-45yrs with body mass index (BMI) of above 30. Subjects were grouped into control (n=30) and aerobic training (n=30). Aerobic training was given for four days a week at 60-70% of maximum HR for 12weeks. blood lipids and cardiorespiratory fitness parameters were measured before and after study period in both groups.

Results: The findings of the study indicate statistically significant differences in lipid profile including total cholesterol, very low-density lipoprotein(VLDL), serum triglycerides(TG), and high density lipoproteins(HDL) levels in aerobic training group . body mass index (BMI) and cardio respiratory fitness parameters showed significant improvements in aerobic group.

Conclusion: Aerobic training is an effective method in improving lipid profile and cardiovascular fitness in obese women and can be used as a preventive measure in patients who are at risk of developing cardiovascular diseases due to obesity.


Keywords


Obesity, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Lipid Profile, Aerobic Exercises

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