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Yun Suk Jeong 1 Article
The Effect of an Exercise Program on Middle-aged and Aged Women in Rural Areas
Hee Kyoung Hyoung, Inn Oh Moon, Yun Suk Jeong
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2008;19(4):545-553.   Published online December 31, 2008
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PURPOSE
This study was conducted to test the effect of a 12-week exercise program on body composition, blood pressure, blood glucose, blood lipid and bone mineral density for middle-aged and aged women in rural areas.
METHODS
The subjects were 33 women at the age of 40-75. For statistical analysis, descriptive statistics and paired t-test were used with SPSSWIN 16.0.
RESULTS
The results were summarized as follows. First, body weight, BMI, % body fat, abdominal adipose, and waist circumference of the women decreased significantly after implementing the 12-week exercise program. Second, diastolic blood pressure, serum cholesterol, triglyceride, and LDL decreased significantly, and the HDL level increased significantly after the 12-week exercise program. Third, bone mineral density did not increase significantly after the program.
CONCLUSION
These results suggest that the exercise program has an effect in decreasing body composition, and improving blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood lipid in middle-aged and aged women.

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