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Combined effects of elastic band exercise and line dance on health-related fitness
  1. C K Lim,
  2. T U Kim,
  3. G H Park
  1. Department of Physical Education, Pusan National University, South Korea

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of elastic band exercise and line dance on health-related fitness, oestrogen, bone metabolism indicators and immune functions in menopause women. For this purpose, 20 women with the age of 53 years in B City were recruited and they were divided into an exercise group (n=10) and a control group (n=10). Elastic band exercise and line dance were executed with intensity equivalent to 40%-50% heart rate recovery (HRR) during the first period (week 1-4) and exercise equivalent to 50%-60% HRR during the second periods (week 5-12), three times a week, 60 min for 12 weeks. All data were analysed by repeated with analysis of variance for comparison between groups and interaction, and the comparison for within group change was using paired t test, of SPSS V.12.0 program and the α level of p<0.05 was set for all tests of significance. The results of comparative analysis are as follows: the exercise group showed a significant decrease in %fat, but lean body mass was not changed. The interaction effect between group and period according to factors was observed in %fat, muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance, respectively. There was an interaction effect between group and period according to the factor, showing the effect of exercise in oestrogen level, BALP, CD8 and CD19.

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