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Horizon Med Sci 2015, 20(4): 249-255 Back to browse issues page
Effect of Pilates for 8 Weeks on Cortisol and Lipid Profile in Obese Women
Hashemi A.1, Taghian F. 2, Kargar Fard M.3
1- Exercise Physiology Department, Physical Education & Sport Sciences Faculty, Khorasgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran
2- Exercise Physiology Department, Physical Education & Sport Sciences Faculty, Khorasgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran , f_taghian@yahoo.com
3- Exercise Physiology Department, Physical Education & Sport Sciences Faculty, Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran
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  Aims: Today, obesity is one of the major health problems of human society. This study aimed to investigate the effect of 8 weeks Pilates on cortisol and lipid profile in obese women.

  Materials & Methods: This quasi-experimental study was done on 20 non-athletes 40±5year old obese women with BMI higher than 30kg in 2013 in Najaf Abad Isfahan. Samples were divided into Pilates (n=10) and control group (n=10). Pilates Group were performed Pilates exercises 3 times per week for 8 weeks, each session 60 min, while control group just were followed. Lipids, including HDL, LDL, triglycerides before and 48h after 8 weeks were measured. Data were analyzed by SPSS 19 and independent and correlational-T test.

  Findings: 8 week Pilates significantly reduced weight (p=0.02), BMI (p=0.01), cholesterol (p=0.01), LDL (p=0.001) and a significant increase in cortisol in obese women in the exercise group compared with the control group.

  Conclusion: Pilates, decreases weight and body mass index, cholesterol and LDL and increases cortisol.

Keywords: Exercise [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/68015444], Obesity [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/68009765], Lipids [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/68008055], Lipoproteins, HDL [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/68008075]
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Physiology
Received: 2014/07/20 | Accepted: 2015/01/6 | Published: 2015/01/7
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Hashemi A., Taghian F., Kargar Fard M.. Effect of Pilates for 8 Weeks on Cortisol and Lipid Profile in Obese Women. Horizon Med Sci . 2015; 20 (4) :249-255
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