Effects of a 12-Week Pilates Course on Lower Limb Muscle Strength and Trunk Flexibility in Women Living in the Community

Yu Hsiu Kao, Tsan Hon Liou, Yi Ching Huang, Ya Wen Tsai, Kuo Ming Wang

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摘要

Researchers in Taiwan studying regular adult physical activity found that among married women aged 26 to 55 years, 56% participated in physical activity, and that the convenience and safety of the activity were major factors contributing to their willingness to exercise. Muscle weakness and poor trunk flexibility are closely related to some chronic diseases in women. In this cross-sectional survey, we used the Polestar Pilates™  method to explore the effects of a 12-week Pilates course on the physical fitness of women living in the community. Fifty-three members of the experimental group (mean age: 42.30±9.97) and 43 of the control group (mean age: 41.23±9.83) were included. We confirm that a convenient Pilates exercise intervention can significantly improve muscle strength and trunk flexibility in women. Our findings serve as an important reference for health authorities in Taiwan and provide higher awareness of women's health and physical fitness, which can help prevent chronic and cardiovascular diseases.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)303-319
頁數17
期刊Health Care for Women International
36
發行號3
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 三月 4 2015

指紋

Muscle Strength
Lower Extremity
Exercise
Physical Fitness
Taiwan
Chronic Disease
Muscle Weakness
Women's Health
Cardiovascular Diseases
Age Groups
Cross-Sectional Studies
Research Personnel
Safety
Control Groups
Health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Effects of a 12-Week Pilates Course on Lower Limb Muscle Strength and Trunk Flexibility in Women Living in the Community. / Kao, Yu Hsiu; Liou, Tsan Hon; Huang, Yi Ching; Tsai, Ya Wen; Wang, Kuo Ming.

於: Health Care for Women International, 卷 36, 編號 3, 04.03.2015, p. 303-319.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

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