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The Effects of Aquarobics on Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and Lipid Profile in Older Women with Hypertension

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  • Department of Sports Rehabilitation, Daegu Health College, Korea
  • Institute of Sport Science, Kyungpook National University, Korea
  • Departmet of College of Liberal Arts and Teacher Training, Kwangju women’s University, Korea

Abstract


Objectives: To analyze the effects of aquarobics on blood pressure, heart rate, and lipid profile in older women with hypertension. Methods/Analysis: Fifty women, 65 to 75 years old, took part in this experiment. The subjects were split into one of the two experimental groups at random: (1) AEG (n=25) and (2) CG (n=25). To analyze the data, we used the two-way ANOVA test with repeated measures of groups (AEG and CG) and time (pre and post test). Dependent variables were BP, HR, and LP. Findings: The result of this study indicated a meaningful difference between AE group and CG in terms of SBP, DBP, and MBP and the lipid profile (TG, TC, LDL-C, HDL-C). It was found that aquarobic exercise helped to reduce the level of HR, SBP, DBP, MBP and decreased the level of TG, TC, LDL-C and enhanced the level of HDL-C in elderly women with hypertension. Performing regular physical exercise is an important step towards solving health problems of the elderly. Applications: Aquarobics could enable them to perform movements with safety and in a secured environment and help to improve their quality of lives.

Keywords

Aquarobic Exercise, Blood Pressure, Elderly Women with Hypertension, Heart Rate, Lipid Profile.

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