Objective To determine the effects of the government's healthy living plan on metabolic markers and physical capacity in sedentary women from Villa Alemana, Chile. Materials and Methods 63 women who participated in the study (41.2±11.2 years) underwent 12 months of multi-and interdisciplinary intervention (doctor, nutritionist, psychologist and physical education teacher) of 180 minutes of physical activity per week. Mean and standard deviation were used for statistical analysis, while the t-test of related samples was used to determine the effects of the program. The level of significance was estimated with a value of p<0.05. Results There was a decrease in total cholesterol (p=0.003) and LDL cholesterol (p=0.048), improvement in the 6-minute test (p=0.000) and number of squats in thirty seconds (p=0.000) with a positive effect on delta recovery heart rate (p=0.001). Conclusions The government's strategy resulted in a decrease of cardiovascular risk due to improved metabolic markers and women's physical capacity.
|Translated title of the contribution||Effects of the government's healthy living program on metabolic markers and physical capacity in chilean women|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Revista de Salud Publica|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2018|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health