Effect of Different Intensity of Aerobic Exercise on Cardiovascular Risk Factors of Middle Aged Women with Impaired Glucose Tolerance
The purpose of this study was to observe the effect of aerobic exercise on the cardiovascular disease risk factors of
middle–aged women with impaired glucose tolerance(IGT). The 40-64 year old middle–aged women participants were
divided into 10 control group, 9 low–intensity aerobic exercise group(LIAG) and 9 high–intensity aerobic exercise
group(HIAG). Also, The aerobic exercise by intensity was performed three times a week for 12 weeks. A repeated measure
ANOVA by using SPSS ver.22.0 was performed to compare the groups pre and post exercise. As a result, On the other hand,
there were no statistical differences in cardiovascular risk factors between three groups, however, when comparing the
changes over time, triglyceride(p<.01) and C-reactive protein(p<.05) significantly decreased in LIAG. Also, total
cholesterol(p<.05), triglyceride(p<.05) and C-reactive protein(p<.01) decreased and HDL-C(p.05) increased in HIAG.
Therefore, high-intensity aerobic exercise is effective for improving reduce the cardiovascular risk factors of middle-aged
women with IGT.
Keywords: Impaired Glucose Tolerance, Middle Aged Women, Cardiovascular Risk Factors