عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: Exercising with herbal supplements is recommended as an important way to control and prevent obesity. The aim of the study was to evaluate 8 weeks moderate intensity rhythmicaerobic exercise with green tea supplementation on some of metabolic and body composition indices of obese women.
Materials and Methods: In the semi-experimental study, 30 inactive obese women, purposefully, based on body mass index (BMI) were randomly divided into 3 groups of 10 people. They were rhythmic aerobic exercise with green tea supplement group (Experimental1, BMI:35.69±2.28 kg/m2), rhythmic aerobic exercise group (Experimental2, BMI:36.18±2.25 kg/m2) and control group (BMI:34.65±3.02 kg/m2). The rhythmic aerobic exercise protocol was performed 8 weeks and 3 sessions per week for both experimental groups. The supplement group received one capsule containing 500 mg of green tea daily. Metabolic and body composition indices were measured in pre-test and post-test stages. Paired t-tests, covariance analysis and bonferroni post hoc test were used for data analysis (p<0.05).
Results: Eight weeks of rhythmicaerobic exercise with and without green tea supplement led to significant decrease (p<0.05) in body weight and BMI (both of them respectivly 3%,2%), waist circumference(respectivly 4%,1%), serum glucose(respectively 7%,5%), triglyceride (respectively 11%,4%) and malondialdehyde (MDA) (respectivly 25%,9%).
Conclusions: However, rhythmic aerobic exercise improved body composition and serum levels of triglycerides, glucose and MDA in obese women; rhythmic aerobic exercise with green tea supplement had a more significant effect on the waist circumference, serum levels of triglyceride and MDA.