Journal of Physical Education and Sport

Mohammad Alhindawi
2013 Journal of Physical Education and Sport ® (JPES)   unpublished
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of 14 weeks of Aerobic training on C-reactive protein (CRP) in postmenopausal women. And if the intensity of 60-75% of the average maximum heart rate is expected recommendation intensity that will leads to lower CRP values. Twenty sedentary females (aged 49.2±2.3 55.2 ±2years ;) volunteered to participate in this study. Subjects were randomly assigned to a training group (n= 10) or control group (n=10). Exercising Subjects will
more » ... cts will participate in aerobic exercise training. Aerobic training consisted of 60 mints walking and jogging, 3 days a week for 14 weeks at progressive 60-75 % o heart rate reserve. After 14 weeks, the aerobic training group had a significant decrease (p 0.05) in CRP, Body weight, Fat%, and BMI. All reduced compared to the control group. The results showed that: Mean CRP level was significantly reduced after exercise training completed from (1.9mg/l to 1.7mg/l). Fitness level of participates was inversely correlated with CRP level (P< 0.001) maximal oxygen conception (VO2 max) significantly increased from mean of 20.23 ml/kg/min to 24.52 ml/kg/min. Body weight, Fat%, and BMI were all reduced after training, from mean 92.34.6kg, 38.76 and 35.43 to 87.90 kg, 33.86 and 33.72 respectively. Conclusions: These finding indicate that increasing maximal oxygen capacity is inversely related to decrease CRP level in postmenopausal women.