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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2016, XLI/241: 016-018

Title: Effects of hydrokinezytherapy of obesity in elder women

Authors: Cieślak A, Motylewski S, Pielużek J, Michalak K,Poziomska- Piątkowska E. 

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Effects of hydrokinezytherapy of obesity in elder women


Cieślak A, Motylewski S,Pielużek J, Michalak K, Poziomska- Piątkowska E.

Department of Methodology of Teaching Movement, Medical Uniwersity of Lodz

The aim of the study was to determine the effects of regular hydrokinezytherapy on the prevention of obesity in elderly women.
Material and Methods
. The study was carried out among the Third Age University students, participating in hydrokinezytherapy classes. The group consisted of 31 women aged 63-70 years. Body Mass Index (BMI) was calculated. The values obtained were compared with the average for the population using the assessment criteria for adults according to Ostrowska-Nawarycz. To identify the obesity type waist hip ratio (WHR) was used. The results were subjected to statistical analysis. The T-Student test was carried out.
Results
. The results of the study showed that after a year of training the number of women with the correct, while there was no change in the WHR values before and after the training.
Conclusions
. The results of the research and literature data indicate that regular physical activity effectively prevents weight gain, reduces overweight and obesity.

Key words: women, obesity, hydrokinezitherapy, physical activity

Pol Med J, 2016; XLI (241); 16–18