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Abstract

The effect of selecting aerobics exercise program (walking in water and in land) on HDL-C, LDL-C, TC and TG in non-athlete menopausal women

Alireza Rahimi, Masoud Moini Shabestari, Kobra Faryadian, Vahideh Safaeinejad, Jaber Safarkhani Moazen and Zynalabedin Fallah

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of 6 weeks selecting aerobics exercise program (walking in water and in land) on high density lipoprotein (HDL-C), low density lipoprotein (LDL-C), total cholesterol (TC) and triglyceride (TG) in nonathletic menopausal woman. 36 nonathletic menopausal women aged 45-55 years that were volunteer to participate in the research were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 group (n=12), they were divided in 2 exercise group (walking in water and walking on land) and a control group. Subjects participated in exercises program three sessions per week for 6 week (totally 18 sessions) each lasting 35 minutes at% 50 -% 70 maximum heart rate. Blood samples were taken from the brachial vein before and after the 6-week experimental period. For analyzing data we used independent and depended t test and ANOVA analysis in the significant line of p<0/ 05.After 6 weeks exercise, HDL-C increased significantly in exercise group and LDL-C, TC and TG shows a significant decrease in both of them. There was no significant difference between the effects of exercise programs in exercise group on HDL-C, LDL-C, and TC .But the walking in land exercise group shows more reduction in LDL-C compared with walking in water group. Control group compared with exercises group did not show any significant changes. These results suggest that menopausal women can use walking programs in water and in land to increase HDL-C or decrease LDL-C, TC and TG.