Effect of Intermittent and Continuous Exercise in Water and Land on Visfatin in Pre and Post Menopausal Obese Women

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Abbas Gaeini 1 , Sheida Payamipoor 2 , Sadegh Satarifard 3 , * , MohammadReza Kordi 4

1 Professor Department of Sport's Physiology, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

2 MSc of Sport's Physiology, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

3 PhD Student of Sport's Physiology, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

4 Associate Professor Department of Sport's Physiology, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

How to Cite: Gaeini A, Payamipoor S, Satarifard S, Kordi M . Effect of Intermittent and Continuous Exercise in Water and Land on Visfatin in Pre and Post Menopausal Obese Women, Hormozgan Med J. 2015 ; 19(4):e87579.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 19 (4); e87579
Published Online: June 22, 2015
Article Type: Research Article
Received: June 24, 2014
Accepted: June 22, 2015

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Abstract

Introduction: Physical activity and obesity affect the release of effective adipokines. In
this regard, the present study investigated the effects of intermittent and continuous exercise
in water and land (running on a treadmill) on visfatin, insulin, and blood glucose in pre and
post menopausal obese women.
Methods: In this quasi-experimental study, 18 obese women of Bandar Abbas City were
divided into two groups of postmenopausal and premenopausal. The subjects performed 4
intermittent and continuous exercises in water and land. Land sports activities included
running on a treadmill and water sports activities included aerobic movements with an
intensity of 70-80% of the maximum heart rate for 30 minutes. Before and after the
implementation of exercise protocols, serum levels of visfatin and insulin were measured
through ELISA and those of glucose through colorimetric method. The collected data were
analyzed using dependent t-test, analysis of covariance (2×4), and post hoc Bonferroni test
with a significance level of pvalue <0.05.
Results: After 4 types of physical activity, serum levels of visfatin did not change
significantly compared to before activity and there was also no significant difference
between the two groups of women (pvalue<0.05). The amount of insulin after intermittent
(in water and land) and continuous (land) exercise reduced significantly (pvalue<0.05).
Conclusion: It seems that women’s menopausal status have no effect on response of
visfatin, insulin, and blood glucose to intermittent and continuous exercise in water and land.
However, intermittent exercise leads to a better response in these variables compared with
continuous exercise.

Keywords

Exercise - Obesity – Menopause

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