J Korean Acad Adult Nurs.  2005 Aug;17(3):425-434.

Effects of Aerobic Exercise Program for Obese Elderly Women

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Dongguk University. ihk2624@mail.dongguk.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
To examine the effects of the aerobic exercise program on changing the body composition, blood lipids and self-esteem of the obese elderly women. METHOD: A total of 26 obese elderly women(%body fat: over 30%) have been selected for this research[Experimental Group(EG):13, Control Group(CG):13). Walking at a 50% intensity was administered 4 days a week for 14 weeks. The data was analyzed using the SPSS program. RESULT: The level of % body fat, TC, LDL-C, and %TC/HDL-C in EG was significantly lower than those of the CG after 14 weeks. In addition, the level of HDL-C and self-esteem in EG was significantly higher than those of the CG after 14 weeks. However, TG, body weight between groups didn't appear significant at the end of 14 weeks. CONCLUSION: The results showed that the aerobic exercise program was effective in changing body composition, blood lipids and self-esteem of the obese elderly women.

Keyword

Exercise; Obesity; Body composition; Serum lipids; Self-esteem

MeSH Terms

Adipose Tissue
Aged*
Body Composition
Body Weight
Exercise*
Female
Humans
Obesity
Walking
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