Lipid Profile of Middle Aged Sedentary Women doing Aerobic Exercise plus Weightlifting

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Procedia-Social and Behavioral Journal, cilt.116, ss.3935-3939, 2014 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 116
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Dergi Adı: Procedia-Social and Behavioral Journal
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3935-3939


Middle-aged sedentary females (42.8±4.1 years, mean±SD) were subjected to aerobic exercise (AE, n=20) and aerobic exercise with weightlifting (AEWT, n=18) 3 times a week for a period of 20 weeks to determine changes in body weight, body fat, blood pressure,  heart  rate,  and  serum  lipid  profile.  At  the  end  of  training  program,  subjects  in  both  groups  lost  weight  and  body  fat. Cardiac parameters and serum lipid profile also decreased in both groups. These beneficial changes were noted at a greater extent in the subjects performing AE than in the subjects performing AEWT. In conclusion, light but continuous exercise is sufficient to achieve health benefits in middle-aged sedentary women.