Impact of Aerobic and Strength Exercises on Anthropometric Parameters in Overweight and Obese Women
Background. Overweight and obesity are becoming an increasing problem in the world. As body weight increases, so does the risk of obesity-related diseases and the economic burden. More research is needed to help improve the physical and emotional well-being of overweight people.
The aim. To evaluate the effects of aerobic and strength exercises on body weight and the anthropometric indicators of overweight and obese women.
Methods. The study included 11 women who were overweight. Their height, weight and body mass index were measured. Subjects underwent an aerobic and strength exercise program that was administered 3 times per week for 9 weeks. The duration of each session was 1 hour.
Results. Subjects lost 2.2 ± 1.4 kg after the aerobic and strength exercise program. Chest, torso, hip and thigh circumferences decreased (p <0.05).
Conclusion. An aerobic and strength exercise program lasting nine weeks can reduce body weight and body circumferences in overweight women.
Keywords: overweight, obesity, aerobic exercise, strength exercise, anthropometric indicators.
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