Effect of Aerobic Exercises on Plasma Lipid Profile and Cardiorespiratory Fitness 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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