Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 , Vol 63 , Num 4

The influence of Aqua Power aerobics on body mass reduction in middle-aged, overweight women

Grzegorz Bielec 1 ,Anna Kwasna 2 ,Partycja Gaworska 3
1 University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Olsztyn, Poland
2 University School of Physical Education, Institute of School Education, Wroclaw, Poland
3 REDECO Aquatic Center, Wroclaw, Poland
DOI : 10.5606/tftrd.2017.853 Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the effects of Aqua Power exercises on the body composition and cardiovascular response in middleaged, overweight women after a six-month intervention.

Patients and methods: Between November 2013 and May 2014, a total of 37 middle-aged, overweight women (mean age 42.6 years, range 36 to 57 years) participated in the Aqua Power aerobic sessions twice per week for six months. The body composition was evaluated using the near-infrared method. The heart rate was self-controlled by the participant during the exercise.

Results: The majority of the body composition elements decreased after six months of the Aqua Power aerobic training. The heart rate values decreased in the females after the intervention period.

Conclusion: Aqua Power aerobics can be recommended for middle-aged females for the treatment of overweight and in the process of cardiopulmonary fitness improvement. Keywords : Body Mass Index; cardiopulmonary fitness; excess weight; heart rate