The Changes of the body composition and vascular flexibility According to Pilates mat Exercise during 12 weeks in elderly women

12주간 필라테스 매트 운동에 따른 노인 여성의 신체조성 및 혈관탄성도의 변화

  • 장지은 (동강대학교 보건건강관리과) ;
  • 유용권 (동강대학교 보건건강관리과) ;
  • 이병훈 (전남과학대학교 산학협력단)
  • Received : 2013.09.12
  • Accepted : 2013.11.15
  • Published : 2013.11.30


The purpose of this study was Changes of body composition and vascular flexibility check according to Pilates Mat exercise in elderly Women and in future, Exercise programs for seniors health promotion as evidence when tried to utilize. Female 30 elderly patients classified into the control group and the exercise group, who was conducted Pilates Mat exercise was gradually intensity applied for 60 minutes, three times per 1week, a total of 12 weeks. The following were result the study. Body composition showed statistically significant increased(p<.01) in skeletal muscle and body fat rates was decreased(p<.01), and there was no statistically significant difference in body fat mass. Vascular flexibility showed systolic pressure was statistically significant decreased(p<.01) and peripheral pulse pressure were statistically significant decreased(p<.01), and there was no statistically significantly difference in diastolic pressure and aorta pulse pressure. As a result of all these, it was judged that a positive effect for body composition, and vascular flexibility after pilates mat exercise in 12 weeks.


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