Exercise training at maximal fat oxidation intensity for overweight or obese older women: a randomized study

Cao, Liquan and Jiang, Yan and Li, Qingwen and Wang, Jianxiong and Tan, Sijie (2019) Exercise training at maximal fat oxidation intensity for overweight or obese older women: a randomized study. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 18. pp. 413-418. ISSN 1303-2968

Abstract

The purpose was to study the therapeutic effects of 12 weeks of supervised exercise training at maximal fat oxidation intensity (FATmax) on body composition, lipid profile, cardiovascular function, and physical fitness in overweight or obese older women. Thirty women (64.2 ± 5.1 years old; BMI 27.1 ± 2.3 kg/m2; body fat 41.3 ± 4.6%) were randomly allocated into the Exercise or Control groups. Participants in the Exercise group were trained at their individualized FATmax intensity (aerobic training), three days/week for one hour/day for 12 weeks. The Exercise group had significantly decreased body mass, BMI, fat mass, visceral trunk fat, and diastolic blood pressure. Furthermore, there were significant increases in high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, predicted VO2max, left ventricular ejection fraction, and sit-and-reach performance. There were no changes in the measured variables of the Control group. These outcomes indicate that FATmax is an effective exercise intensity to improve body composition and functional capacity for older women with overweight or obesity.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. 2019 Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. Article freely avialble on journal website at url.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2019 06:34
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2019 01:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: obesity, exercise, maximal fat oxidation rate, older women
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110602 Exercise Physiology
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36699

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