The Effects of Qi-gong Exercise on Health-related Physical Fitness in Obese Middle-aged Women

조은효, Hankyo Seo, 유병욱, 김준홍, 소위영, Jun,Tae-Won, 신현정
2013 The Official Journal of the Korean Academy of Kinesiology  
INTRODUCTION] The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of Qi-gong exercise for 12 weeks on health-related physical fitness in obese middle-aged women. [METHOD] The subjects were 15 obese middle-aged women and they were randomly assigned into 2 groups (Control group, n=7; Exercise group, n=8). Anthropometry, blood pressure, and health-related physical fitness were measured before and after training. The exercise program was performed 2 times per week for 12 weeks. [RESULT] There
more » ... ks. [RESULT] There were no significant differences in body composition between Control group and Exercise group(p>.05). However, muscle strength(knee extensor), flexibility were significantly improved in exercise group after 12 weeks(p<.05). [CONCLUSION] These findings suggest that this Qi-gong exercise is beneficial to reduce the loss of muscle strength and flexibility according to degenerative process in middle-aged women. Therefore this Qi-gong exercise could enhance health-relate physical fitness in obese middle-aged women.
doi:10.15758/jkak.2013.15.1.13 fatcat:cpnrhhzwcnccvds42qyfjdlvqi