J Korean Acad Adult Nurs.  2008 Aug;20(4):561-572.

Effects of Power Walking Exercise on Fatigue, Blood Lipids, and Body Composition in Overweight Korean College Students with Taeumin Constitution

Affiliations
  • 1Kunsan Nursing College, Korea.
  • 2College of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea. kncpjo@catholic.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
To examine the effects of power walking exercise on fatigue and overweight in college students with Taeumin constitution. METHODS: According to results of the constitution diagnosis (QSCC II), 58 students who were identified as Taeumin, whose BMI was over 23 were assigned to one of three groups. The power walking group walked fast at a speed of 7,000 steps per hour using a pedometer, and the walking group walked at a speed of 5,000 steps per hour. There was no treatment with control group. Each group's fatigue level, blood lipids and body composition before and after the experiment were compared and analyzed. RESULTS: Total fatigue and total cholesterol decreased significantly in the power walking group compared to the walking group and the control group. Weight decreased significantly in the power walking group compared to the control group, and percentage of body fat decreased significantly in both the power walking group and the walking group compared to the control group. CONCLUSION: When power walking exercise was used with overweight Taeumin students, fatigue, blood lipid, weight and percentage of body fat decreased significantly.

Keyword

Walking exercise; Fatigue; Overweight; Body composition; Students

MeSH Terms

Adipose Tissue
Body Composition
Cholesterol
Constitution and Bylaws
Fatigue
Humans
Overweight
Walking
Cholesterol
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