The Effects of an Aquatic Exercise Program with Obesity Management Education on Physical Function of Obese Women in Community

비만관리 교육을 포함한 수중운동 프로그램이 지역사회 비만여성의 신체기능에 미치는 효과

Kim, Jong Im;Park, Ju Ah;Kim, Ji Young;Lee, Li Na;Jeon, Hye Soon

  • Received : 2019.02.14
  • Accepted : 2019.05.03
  • Published : 2019.05.31


The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of a practiced aquatic exercise program on the body function of obese women in the community, with knowledge of obesity preceded by obesity management education. The subjects were 20 obese women aged 51 to 79 who participated in the program for 8 weeks among the participants of health program in S healthcare center in D city. The aquatic exercise program, which includes obesity management training, consists of a total of 110 minutes, including twice a week, 20 minutes of obesity management training, and 60 minutes of aquatic exercise program. Obesity management education focuses on physical activity practice and dietary training. The results of this study showed that the aquatic exercise program including the 8 - week obesity management training decreased abdominal circumference, body weight and body mass index (p <.001, p <.001, p <.001),increased grip strength(P <.05), which is an effective program for reducing obesity and improving muscle power. In the follow-up study, it is necessary to increase the number of subjects and to develop the experimental design study with the control group and the participatory obesity management underwater exercise program that the participant directly participates and leads. It also suggests that additional strategies for continuous lifestyle improvement are needed.


Obesity;Women;Physical Function;Aquatic Exercise;Education


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