Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 8, Pages: 1-6
Mi Hyun Joo*
Department of Health Care and Science, Jeonju University, Jeonju, 560–759, South Korea; [email protected]
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of Nintendo Wii Fit exercise program to health-related physical fitness and quality of life among university students. Written, informed consent was obtained prior to the participation of the subjects. They participated in the exercise group (n = 25) and control group (n = 25) by themselves. Height, weight, body composition, BMI and WHR, blood pressure, HR and physical fitness (VO2max, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, etc.), and health-related quality of life (SF-36 questionnaire is used) were measured in the pre- and post-exercise program. In this result, we found interaction effects between the exercise group and control group in muscle mass. Further, the percentage of body fat, WHR, HR, maximum oxygen uptake (VO2 max), muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility showed a significant difference in time between the two groups. Lastly, the physical functioning, body pain, and general health of SF-36 showed also statistical difference in duration between the two groups. The results in this paper suggested that the Nintendo Wii Fit exercise program during 12 weeks may influence the body composition, health-related physical fitness, and QOL of university students.
Keywords: Body Composition, Multicomponent Exercise, SF-36
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