EFFECTS OF SIX-WEEK AEROBIC DANCE ON THE RESTING HEART RATE, BMI AND BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVEL OF OVERWEIGHT FEMALE ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF IN UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS
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The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of six-week aerobic dance on the resting heart rate, Body Mass Index (BMI) and blood glucose level of overweight female administrative staff in University of Lagos. The experimental method was used for this study which utilized the pre-test post-test research design. A total of thirty-five (35) participants formed the sample for the study. They were selected using purposive sampling technique. The samples were selected from the University of Lagos community. Overweight middle-aged women were identified using their Body Mass Index. Thirty-five (35) overweight middle-aged women were selected randomly from the identified population into an experimental group and a control group. 16 participants formed the experimental group, while 19 formed the control group. A pre-test was conducted for the two groups on their BMI, resting heart rate and blood glucose level. The experimental group went through aerobic dance programme for a period of six weeks, while the control group were asked to continue with their daily routine. A post-test was conducted for the two groups after six weeks to determine the effects of six-week aerobic dance on BMI, resting heart rate and blood glucose level of overweight middle-aged women. Data from the experiment conducted was analyzed using the descriptive statistics of percentages, mean and standard deviation. While the hypotheses were tested using the inferential statistics of t-test at 0.05 alpha level. Three hypotheses tested were significant, which implies that six weeks of aerobic dance had a significant effect on the BMI, Heart Rate and blood glucose level of overweight middle-aged women. It is recommended that individuals should take part in aerobic dance 4 to 5 days in a week in other to eliminate cardiovascular risk factors.
Aerobic dance , blood glucose , body mass index , middle aged woman , resting heart rate
Awopetu,A.R.,Esan,J.A.,Adebero,A.S.&Ademola,V.D.(2018).EFFECTS OF SIX-WEEK AEROBIC DANCE ON THE RESTING HEART.Journal of Research and Contemporary Issues Human Kinetic and Health Education. RATE, BMI AND BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVEL OF OVERWEIGHT FEMALE ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF IN UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS