THE EFFECT OF 12 WEEKS OF MODERATE INTENSITY SHALLOW WATER EXERCISES ON SELECTED CHD RISK FACTORS: AN ECOLOGICAL APPROACH

Abstract

The main purpose of the present study was to verify the effects of a 12-week moderate intensity shallow water program on CHD risk factors in adults. Fifteen volunteers were part of an experimental group (Moderate Intensity shallow water Exercise) (MISWE), and fifteen volunteers were part of the control group (CG). The Exercise performed 45 min of moderate intensity shallow water program four days in a week for 12 weeks; no physical exercise was permitted for the Control during the same period. The evaluations were performed the week before (pre-training) and after the training program (post-training). The primary outcomes were the CHD risk factors such as Total Cholesterol (TC), Triglycerides (TG) and High Density Lipoproteins Cholesterol (HDL). Adjusted analysis for age and baseline values showed no differences between Exercise and Control in post-training moment. However, there was a moderated tendency for reduced Total Cholesterol (TC), Triglycerides (TG) and High Density Lipoproteins Cholesterol (HDL) in MISWE. These results suggest that 12 weeks of MISWE performed four days in a week in a real-life context seem to benefit the Total Cholesterol (TC), Triglycerides (TG) and High Density Lipoproteins Cholesterol (HDL) of adults.

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Keywords: Total Cholesterol (TC), Triglycerides (TG) and High Density Lipoproteins Cholesterol (HDL).

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