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Influences of Aerobic Exercise Training and Half Bath on Blood Component, Cardiorespiratory Function, and Vascular Compliance of Middle-aged Obese Men

유산소성운동과 반신욕처치가 비만 중년남성의 혈액성분, 호흡순환기능 및 혈관탄성에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2012.11.23
  • Accepted : 2012.12.12
  • Published : 2012.12.31

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of aerobic exercise training and half bath on blood component, cardiorespiratory function, and vascular compliance of middle-aged obese men. The subjects were 3 groups; aerobic exercise(n=10), half bath(n=10), and controlled group(n=10). They were tested on their blood component, cardiorespiratory function, and vascular compliance at the beginning and at the end of the 12-week study(pre-post test). For data analysis, mean and standard deviation scores were calculated, and repeated measure two-way ANOVA and Scheffe were used. The results of this study are as follows. First, aerobic exercise group was significantly improved on all blood component after the 12-weeks, and showed significant difference among groups. Half bath group was better than control groups on Triglyceride, LDL-C, and HDL-C levels. Second, aerobic exercise group was significantly improved on maximum oxygen uptake, maximum heart rate, and maximum ventilation after the 12-weeks. Third, in vascular compliance measured in both hands and both feet, the half bath group and aerobic exercise training group were significantly increases the control group. Therefore, these results imply that aerobic exercise and half bath can be helpful for better blood component, cardiorespiratory function, and vascular compliance in middle-aged obese men.

Keywords

Aerobic Exercise;half bath;Cardiorespiratory function;Blood component;Vascular Compliance