The Effects of Bosu Cardio and Aerobic Step Exercise on Some Blood Parameters in Sedentary Female
Gülşah Sekban, Osman Imamoğlu
The aim of study was to examine the effects of 10 weeks bosu cardio and aerobic step exercises on body composition and some blood parameters in sedentary female. Thirty eight sedentary female participated in this study. They were subjected to a one hour Bosu Cardio and Aerobic Step sessions 3 times a week. The intensity of the exercises was increased gradually and their heart beats were raised up to 130-140 per minute at the end of sessions. Student t and Paired Samples t tests were used in this study. In this study at the after of 10 week exercise routine, found in Bosu Cardio Group a decrease 7.57 % in cholesterol, 8.13 % in Triglyceride, and 8.38% in LDL-C. However, there were increases of 1.82% in HDL-C. There was in Aerobic Step Group at the after of exercise routine, a decrease of 2.62% in cholesterol, % 2.94 in Triglyceride, and %3.56 in LDL-C. However, there were increases of %1.78 in HDL-C. Routine exercises has produced significant effect on cholesterol, Triglyceride, HDL-C and LDL-C (p<0.05 and p<0.001).
Conclusions: In sedentary women, 10-week bosu cardio and aerobic step exercises had positive effects on body composition and some blood parameters. In both groups, body weight, body mass index, fat percentage, waist and hip circumference decreased. Cholesterol, triglyceride and LDL-C values decreased, HDL-C values increased. The risk for cardiovascular problems reduced. While doing Cardio Bosu and aerobic step exercise, the nutritional status of sedentary women should be checked. The number of exercises, exercise intensity and duration can be increased to increase the positive effect of cardio bosu and aerobic step exercises on sedentary women.
Key Word: Cardio Bosu Exercise, Aerobic exercise, Blood Parameters, Waist Hip ratio