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The Effect of an Aerobic Exercise Program on Obesity Indices and Physical Fitness Dimensions of Bahraini Women

Show simple item record Al-Ansari, Mona Saleh 2018-08-02T07:02:45Z 2018-08-02T07:02:45Z 2003
dc.identifier.issn 1726-5231
dc.description.abstract This study was conducted to investigate the effects of aerobic exercise program on body composition and physical fitness of a group of Bahraini women aged from 20-42 years. Body composition was measured by anthropometric measurement techniques. Physical fitness was measured by the YMCA fitness test battery, including: cardio-respiratory endurance (predicted VO2 max), muscular endurance (sit ups and bench press), and flexibility (sit and reach test). The exercise program consisted of three months aerobic exercise (walking/jogging), and other forms of exercises to enhance muscular endurance, strength, and flexibility. The women were measured before, during, and after the exercise program. ANOVA for repeated measures indicated significant improvements in most of the body composition measurements. Post exercise measurements compared to pre exercise measurements indicated a reduction of about 3 kg in body mass, 1% in body fat, 2.1 kg in fat mass, and 0.9 kg in fat free mass. All these changes are in agreement with those reported in the literature. The results also indicated improvements in physical fitness status of the subjects, which was significant for the cardiorespiratory endurance test, muscular endurance (sit ups test), and flexibility. In conclusion, the exercise program was shown to be effective in improving the physical and physiological aspects of the body. The adherence rate of this program was 68%. en_US
dc.language.iso ar en_US
dc.publisher University of Bahrain en_US
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dc.subject Aerobic exercise
dc.subject obesity indices
dc.subject physical fitness dimensions
dc.subject Bahraini women
dc.subject تأثير النشاط البدني الهوائي
dc.subject مؤشرات السمنة
dc.subject مكونات اللياقة البدنية
dc.subject النساء
dc.subject مملكة البحرين
dc.title The Effect of an Aerobic Exercise Program on Obesity Indices and Physical Fitness Dimensions of Bahraini Women en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.volume 04
dc.issue 04
dc.source.title Journal of Educational & Psychological Sciences
dc.abbreviatedsourcetitle JEPS

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