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Qom Univ Med Sci J 2016, 10(9): 1-11 Back to browse issues page
The Effect of 8 Weeks of Aerobic Training on Adiponectin Levels and Quality of Life in Inactive Middle-Aged Women
Saba Sadegh 1, Mehrdad Fathei 2, Keyvan Hejazi *3, Mojtaba Kiani gol 4
1- University of Bojnourd, Bojnourd, Iran
2- Faculty of Sport Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
3- Faculty of Sport Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran , keyvanhejazi@gmail.com
4- University of Hakim Sabzevari, Sabzevar, Iran
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Background and Objectives: Middle aged is a sensitive period of life and paying attention to the issues and needs of this period is a social necessity. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of eight weeks aerobic training on levels of adiponectin and quality of life in middle aged women.

Methods: 21 subjects with range of 50-60 year and BMI 22-25 kg/m2 were selected by convenience sampling method. Volunteers were randomly assigned into experimental (n=10) and control (n=11) groups. The eight weeks aerobic training included (3 times a week, 60 minutes per session, with intensity of 50-70 percent of reserve heart rate). Quality of life and adiponectin levels were taken at baseline and at the end of the study. Data were analyzed using paired and independent t-test for comparison of means within and between groups respectively. The level of significance was set at p<0.05.

Results: Eight weeks aerobic exercise lead to the increase in adiponectin levels and subscales of quality of life such as: job, sensation, sexual scales and quality of life in inactive middle aged women (p<0.05). Significant difference was observed between active and inactive middle aged woman in weight, BMI, job, sensation and sexual scales(p<0.05).

Conclusion: Eight weeks of aerobic training through improving the adiponectin levels among middle aged women can prevent the incidence of atherosclerosis diseases.

Keywords: Adiponectin, Exercise, Quality of life, Middle aged
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: فیزیولوژی ورزشی
Received: 2016/04/30 | Accepted: 2016/05/2 | Published: 2016/12/1
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Sadegh S, Fathei M, Hejazi K, Kiani gol M. The Effect of 8 Weeks of Aerobic Training on Adiponectin Levels and Quality of Life in Inactive Middle-Aged Women. Qom Univ Med Sci J . 2016; 10 (9) :1-11
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