Changes in body composition and blood parameters in sedentary women during 12 weeks of complex exercises

Keywords: exercise, blood parameters, physical fitness, body mass index


Background and Study Aim. There are studies examining the effects of exercise programs on body and blood parameters in sedentary individuals, but there are few studies examining the effects of resistance and cardio exercises in combination. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of step-aerobic, cardio and resistance training on body composition and blood parameters in sedentary women for 12 weeks. Material and Methods. Step- Aerobic, Cardio and Resistance exercises were applied to the volunteers participating in the study for 12 weeks, 3 days a week for 1 hour each. Body weight, body mass index, body fat percentage and body muscle percentage values were determined from body composition measurements before and after the application. Glucose, Vitamin D3, Triglyceride, Cholesterol,  High-density lipoprotein and Low-density values were measured from blood parameters. There is no exercise planning was done in the control group. Results. After the exercise program, a significant decrease (p<0.05) in body weight, body mass index, body fat ratio, Glucose, Vitamin D3, Triglyceride, Cholesterol and Low-density values and a significant increase (p<0.05) in High-density lipoprotein and values were determined in the study group. In the control group, no significant change was observed in both body composition and blood parameters (p>0.05). Conclusions. In the this study, it was found resistance, cardio and step-aerobic exercise programs had a positive effect on body composition and blood parameters in sedentary women. In the control group, there is no positive data for the end of the this study and there is no significant change not only body parametres bu also blood measurement in the control group. 


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Author Biographies

Murat B. Apaydın, Munzur University; School of Physical Education and Sport, Munzur University; Turkey.
Metin Polat, Cumhuriyet University; School of Physical Education and Sport, Cumhuriyet University; Turkey.


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How to Cite
Apaydın M, Polat M. Changes in body composition and blood parameters in sedentary women during 12 weeks of complex exercises. Pedagogy of Physical Culture and Sports. 2022;26(5):284-90.