• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 46, Pages: 1-7

Original Article

The Effects of Aquarobics on Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and Lipid Profile in Older Women with Hypertension


Objectives: To analyze the effects of aquarobics on blood pressure, heart rate, and lipid profile in older women with hypertension. Methods/Analysis: Fifty women, 65 to 75 years old, took part in this experiment. The subjects were split into one of the two experimental groups at random: (1) AEG (n=25) and (2) CG (n=25). To analyze the data, we used the two-way ANOVA test with repeated measures of groups (AEG and CG) and time (pre and post test). Dependent variables were BP, HR, and LP. Findings: The result of this study indicated a meaningful difference between AE group and CG in terms of SBP, DBP, and MBP and the lipid profile (TG, TC, LDL-C, HDL-C). It was found that aquarobic exercise helped to reduce the level of HR, SBP, DBP, MBP and decreased the level of TG, TC, LDL-C and enhanced the level of HDL-C in elderly women with hypertension. Performing regular physical exercise is an important step towards solving health problems of the elderly. Applications: Aquarobics could enable them to perform movements with safety and in a secured environment and help to improve their quality of lives. 

Keywords: Aquarobic Exercise, Blood Pressure, Elderly Women with Hypertension, Heart Rate, Lipid Profile 


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