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Online ISSN 1827-1812
Rodrigues Neto G. 1, 2, 3, Novaes J. S. 2, Aniceto R. R. 1, 3, 4, Oliveira L. S. 3, Junior A. T. 3, 5, Sousa M. S. 1, 3
1 Associate Graduate Program in Physical Education UPE/UFPB, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil;
2 Physical Education Graduate Program, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;
3 Kinanthropometry and Human Development Laboratory, UFPB, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil;
4 Laboratory of Kinesiology and Biomechanics (LACIB), Integrated Colleges of Patos (FIP), Patos, Paraíba, Brazil;
5 Graduate Program in Physical Education of University Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, UTAD, Vila Real, Portugal
AIM: Analyze the chronic effect of systematic physical exercise on biochemical parameters, body composition and motor performance of women enrolled in the family health strategy.
METHODS: Participants were 21 women (49±10 years) who were divided into two groups: the experimental group (EG=14) underwent a systematic exercise program three times a week (gym, walking and water aerobics) for 24 weeks, while the control group (C=7) had no intervention. Biochemical, body composition and motor performance analysis were conducted.
RESULTS: The findings indicated a significant increase (p=0.006) in HDL and decrease in triglycerides (p=0.025) for EG, and also a significant increase in triglycerides (p=0.014) and VLDL (p=0.040) GC. The groups did not differ in body composition (p>0.05). There was a significant improvement in static strength and arm flexion (p=0.018, p=0.007) for the EG.
CONCLUSION: The systematic physical exercise program promoted an improvement in biochemical parameters and motor performance variables with no changes in body composition variables.