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__Armaghane Danesh__ 2012, 17(1): 40-49 Back to browse issues page
The Effects of the Recommended Eight- weeks sports-for-all Program on Physical Fitness and General Health of Male Employees
SH Anbari 1, M Moghadasi, A Torkfar, E Rahimezadeh, Y Khademi
1- , shapour.anbari@gmail.com
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Background & Aim: Sports-for-all may improve physical fitness and general health of employees. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of the 8 weeks sport for all program on physical fitness and general health of male employees. Methods: The present clinical trial was conducted at Yasouj Wellbeing Organization in 2010. Ninety male employees (aged 35.5 ± 5.6 years) voluntarily participated in this study. The participants were randomly assigned into training (n=45) and control group (n=45). The physical fitness of the subjects were measured by sit-up, pull-up, standing broad jump, 45 m running, 4 × 9 m shuttle run and 540 m running tests and general health was assessed by General Health Questionnaire-28 (GHQ-28). The subjects in the training group performed sport for all program, 3 days a week for 8 weeks. The program consisted of jogging, stretching, sprint and endurance training and cooling down. The participants in the control group were instructed to resume their normal lifestyles and avoid any type of high intensity physical activity during the study. After 8 weeks, all the variables were measured once more. The data were analyzed by the SPSS-13 software. Paired sample t-test and Independent sample t-test were used to compute differences in the variables. Results: The results showed that abdominal muscles endurance (37.4 ± 8.5 VS 23.3 ± 7.3) shoulder girdle muscles (5.1 ± 3.5 VS 1.8 ± 2.4), muscle power (218 ± 21.1 VS 192.6 ± 21.6), cardiorespiratory endurance (186.02 ± 22.62 VS 145/7 ± 23.9) were increased significantly and the body mass index (25.1 ± 2.9 VS 25.2 ± 3.7), body fat percent (15 ± 4.1 VS 17.2 ± 4.6) were decreased significantly in training group in comparison with the control group (P≤ 0.05). This program did not have any effect on improving the general health of the participants. Conclusion: In conclusion, results of the present study showed that sport for all program improved physical fitness and body mass index of male employees. This program did not have any effect on improving the general health of the participants.
Keywords: Sport for all, Physical Fitness, Muscle Endurance, General Health
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/04/22 | Accepted: 2015/04/22 | Published: 2015/04/22
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Anbari S, Moghadasi M, Torkfar A, Rahimezadeh E, Khademi Y. The Effects of the Recommended Eight- weeks sports-for-all Program on Physical Fitness and General Health of Male Employees. Armaghane danesh. 2012; 17 (1) :40-49
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