YILDIRIM, Selin and TÜRKER, Esra and HANDZISKI, Zoran and HANDZISKA, Eli and DALIP, Metin and CERIT, Mesut (2023) INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTS OF WATER EXERCISES ON BODY. International Journal of Sport Sciences and Health, 10 (21-22). pp. 214-222. ISSN 2545 - 4978

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Water exercises provide numerous benefits such as reducing the risk of most chronic diseases, increasing joint range of motion, decreasing body fat, and developing physical fitness and muscular strength. The present study aims to investigate the effects of water exercise programs on body composition, vital signs, and blood glucose levels. In the study, a pretest-posttest comparative analytical model was used. The data were collected through participant forms and measurement instruments. 40 university students aged 20.02±1.09 years participated in the study. The volunteers participating in the study were included in the research program for 10 weeks. The averages of all test values were compared using the independent samples t-test analysis method and the statistical significance level was set as p<0.05. Statistically significant differences were observed in the pulse and saturation values of the participants (p<0.05), but no significant difference was found between the pretest and posttest glucose values (p=0.275). Additionally, statistically significant differences were found in the participants' body weight, muscle mass, fat percentage, waist circumference, trunk and both legs (p<0.05). It is thought that the interactions produced by water exercises on body composition and blood glucose values may exhibit significant changes with advancing age due to differences arising from physical activity level, gender, and lifestyle, and that the findings obtained as a result of conducting such studies particularly in homogeneous groups (gender, activity level and age) or in periods when the growth process is evident may yield more decisive findings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Water exercises, body composition, blood glucose level, physical fitness
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2023 14:52
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2023 14:52

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