CONTRIBUTIONS REGARDING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MUSCLE STRENGTHENING EXERCISES ON OBESITY TENDENCIES IN YOUNG PEOPLE

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  • Răzvan Constantin Dumitru „Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacău, Marasesti 157, 600100, Romania

Abstract

Although it is a worldwide discussed subject, obesity seems to be a disease that everyone has gotten used to. The information are numerous and available to everyone, but most young people are more preoccupied by their computers, thus ignoring physical exercises. The sedentary lifestyle represents the main factor in the installment and development of obesity. This paper sets to highlight the effects the physical exercises can have on overweight persons, aiming to lose weight, and inducing a psychological state of comfort during physical activities. Also, this paper will try to establish certain prophylactic methods against obesity, suggesting rules of physical conduct and eating.

The goal of this paper is to emphasize the importance of muscle strengthening exercises among young people, and to draw once again attention on the negative effects generated by obesity in maintaining the cardiovascular balance. The research was conducted at the Anania Gym Club in Roman, over the course of 6 months, the individual programs comprising fitness exercises. The measurements were of the: body weight, abdominal perimeter, thoracic perimeter, arm perimeter, thigh perimeter, Body Mass Index, body fat, percentage of body fat, and abdominal fold. At the end of the research, one can observe the effectiveness of the exercises used here, by looking at the recorded results.

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Published

2017-08-27

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