Effect of Indoor Rowing Exercise on Body Composition, Blood Glucose, and Lipid Profile Among Obesity: A Pilot Study
Rowing exercise involves aerobic and resistance exercise which is considered as one of the safest forms of exercise among obese subjects. To date, the effect of rowing exercise on body composition, blood glucose, and lipid profile among obesity is not known clearly. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine the effect of indoor rowing exercise on body composition, fasting blood glucose, and lipid profile among obese subjects. A pilot study was carried out using 11 obese subjects. Participants were divided randomly into either exercise group (n = 6) in which they received indoor rowing exercise or a control group (n = 5) where they are requested to continue routine daily physical activities. Subjects in the exercise group were subjected to perform three times/week indoor rowing exercise with moderate- to high-intensity exercise. The outcome measures such as body composition, blood glucose, and lipid profiles were measured before and after 12 weeks in both groups. The results showed that body mass index (BMI) in experimental group altered with p <.05, whereas for the other variable there are no significant changes. This pilot study indicated there are changes in BMI following indoor rowing exercises among obese subjects.
KeywordsBody mass index Glucose Lipid OB
Research Funding: This work was supported by Research Acculturation Grant Scheme (RAGS/2013/UiTM/SKK09/4;600-RMI/RAGS 5/3(113/2013).
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