Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2020
Volume: 15
Issue: 5
Page No. 163 - 167

The Effects of Eight-week Aerobic Exercises on Body Composition and Maximal Oxygen Consumption in 10-12 Year Old Overweight Girls

Authors : M. Derakhshan Nejad, A.H. Habibi and M. Ghanbarzadeh

Abstract: Cardiovascular diseases are considered as one of threats to human health, especially in individuals with overweight. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of eight-week Aerobic exercises on lipid profile in 10-12 years old overweight girls. In this study 27 overweight 10-12 year old female students were selected and randomly divided into two groups; a) training group (n = 17) and b) control group (n = 10). Training group were participated into the Aerobic training for 8 weeks, at the intensity of 70-85% of maximal heart rate, meeting 3 times a week that lasted 60 min per session. The variables included TG, TC, LDL-C, VLDL-C, HDL-C and TC/HDL-C ratio were measured in two groups before and after the training period. Co variance and T-test were utilized to analyze the data. The findings showed that after eight weeks of training, the average variables such as BF (p = 0.00), BMI (p = 0.00) and VO2max (p = 0.00) has significantly changed compared with before the training while there was no significant change in the value of WHR (p = 0.066). There was also a significant change in the variables BF (p = 0.001) and VO2max (p = 0.024) between experimental and control group after eight weeks of training. However, a significant difference was not observed in the variables WHR (p = 0.83) and BMI (p = 0.64). According to these results, Aerobic exercise in overweight 10-12 year old girls can have beneficial effects on some cardiovascular risk factors.

How to cite this article:

M. Derakhshan Nejad, A.H. Habibi and M. Ghanbarzadeh, 2020. The Effects of Eight-week Aerobic Exercises on Body Composition and Maximal Oxygen Consumption in 10-12 Year Old Overweight Girls. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 15: 163-167.

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