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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154562
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Outcomes of Aerobic and Strengthening Exercise Program for Women
Abstract:
Outcomes of Aerobic and Strengthening Exercise Program for Women
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Louis, Margaret, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Susan Kowalski, RN, PhD
The value of aerobic exercise and strength training has been shown to reduce risks of disease as well as build muscle mass and reverse the effects of sluggish metabolism. However, most programs as not well adhered to due to the time required. The program under study recommends only 30 minutes 3 times a week. Objective: Determine the outcome on selected health indicators for women who use aerobic and strengthening exercises for only 30 minutes 3 times a week. Design: Comparative Population: Women 21 and over who participate in a structured aerobic and strengthening exercise program. Sample: Convenience sample of 134 women 21 to 81 who participated over a 6 month period in the exercise program. Setting: Woman’s gym in a Southwestern city Year: 2003 Intervention and Outcome Variables: Frequency of participation in aerobic and strengthening exercise program by age and health indicators of weight, BMI, body fat, and body measurements. Methods: Participants self-selected the days and times of week to participate in the 30 minute exercise program. Full body strengthening exercises used machines while the aerobics consisted of jogging. These were followed by a set of stretching maneuvers. Findings: There was a positive relationship between participation only 3 times a week and weight, body fat and body measurements. Age and more frequent participation were not a significant factors in the health indicator outcomes. Conclusions: Women who participate at least 3 times a week in at least 30 minutes of aerobic and strengthening exercises showed a statistical improvement in the selected health indicators. Implications: Nurses can use these findings to encourage female client’s participation in exercise programs (aerobic and strengthening exercises) for only 30 minutes 3 times a week to enhance health indicators. This type of program can more easily be adhered to by women with busy schedules.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleOutcomes of Aerobic and Strengthening Exercise Program for Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154562-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Outcomes of Aerobic and Strengthening Exercise Program for Women</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Louis, Margaret, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Nevada, Las Vegas</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mlouis@ccmail.nevada.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Susan Kowalski, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The value of aerobic exercise and strength training has been shown to reduce risks of disease as well as build muscle mass and reverse the effects of sluggish metabolism. However, most programs as not well adhered to due to the time required. The program under study recommends only 30 minutes 3 times a week. Objective: Determine the outcome on selected health indicators for women who use aerobic and strengthening exercises for only 30 minutes 3 times a week. Design: Comparative Population: Women 21 and over who participate in a structured aerobic and strengthening exercise program. Sample: Convenience sample of 134 women 21 to 81 who participated over a 6 month period in the exercise program. Setting: Woman&rsquo;s gym in a Southwestern city Year: 2003 Intervention and Outcome Variables: Frequency of participation in aerobic and strengthening exercise program by age and health indicators of weight, BMI, body fat, and body measurements. Methods: Participants self-selected the days and times of week to participate in the 30 minute exercise program. Full body strengthening exercises used machines while the aerobics consisted of jogging. These were followed by a set of stretching maneuvers. Findings: There was a positive relationship between participation only 3 times a week and weight, body fat and body measurements. Age and more frequent participation were not a significant factors in the health indicator outcomes. Conclusions: Women who participate at least 3 times a week in at least 30 minutes of aerobic and strengthening exercises showed a statistical improvement in the selected health indicators. Implications: Nurses can use these findings to encourage female client&rsquo;s participation in exercise programs (aerobic and strengthening exercises) for only 30 minutes 3 times a week to enhance health indicators. This type of program can more easily be adhered to by women with busy schedules.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:05:51Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:05:51Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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