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Online ISSN 1827-1812
Kafkas M. E. 1, Karabulut A. B. 2, Kafkas A. Ş. 1, Otlu Ö. 2
1 Department of Physical Education and Sport, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey;
2 Department of Biochemistry, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
The rate of metabolism shows a great increase compared to a resting situation as a result of strenuous and exhaustive exercise depending to the intensity of the muscle activity. It is known that oxidative stress causes cellular and DNA damage and results so many diseases. Massages are the one of the most popular ways to prevent the muscle damage and exhaustion which occurs after an intensive muscular activity. This study aims at the investigation of the effect of apricot kernel massage and exhaustive exercise which is based in MDA, GSH, ADA and SOD values of obese women (with Body Mass Index (BMI) ≥30.0) who does not do regular exercise. The study was participated by 36 women who do not have regular exercise habits with BMI of 31.78±5.50 (kg/m2), with average age of 40.15±7.57 (years), body weight of 81.07±12.16 (kg) and height of 159.96±6.53 (cm). It was found although the exhaustive exercise applied to control group had an adverse effect upon their MDA, ADA, GSH and SOD parameters there were no adverse effects of the exhaustive exercises on the massage-exercise group. We therefore conveniently claim that the apricot kernel oil massage after an exhaustive exercise have a positive effect on the oxidant and antioxidant activity.