Previous anthropometric measures in adult and elderly Serbian women to physical and educational program of pilates and aerobic

DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022013000400019
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Pedro Jesús Ruiz-Montero; Alfonso Castillo-Rodríguez; Milena Mikalacki; Cokorilo Nebojsa & Darinka Korovljev

Summary

Adult and elderly must improve their physical well-being to avoid illness caused by aging. The age is directly related with increasing of body fat and body weight but inversely related with body height. This study shows previous anthropometric characteristics of educational program of Pilates and Aerobic. 205 women from Novi Sad (Serbia) aged between 40 and 76 years participated voluntarily. The results obtained indicate that age is related with body weight, body fat, BMI and body height (p<0.01). In addition, women with BMI over 25 kgxm2 have higher values in anthropometric measures, body fat and body height (p<0.01). Finally, as age is increasing (intervals 10 years) the body height decreases and body fat increases (p<0.05).

KEY WORDS: Anthropometry; Adult; Elderly; Body fat; Pilates.

How to cite this article

RUIZ-MONTERO, P. J.; CASTILLO-RODRÍGUEZ, A.; MIKALACKI, M.; NEBOJSA, C. & KOROVLJEV, D. Previous anthropometric measures in adult and elderly Serbian women to physical and educational program of pilates and aerobic. Int. J. Morphol., 31(4):1263-1268, 2013.