Changes in motor control and muscle performance after a short-term body mass reduction program in obese subjects

A. Sartorio, C. L. Lafortuna, G. Conte, G. Faglia, M. V. Narici

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Abstract

Two hundred and thirty obese subjects (age: 18-77 yr, BMI: 31.1-65.8 kg/m2) were studied before and after a 3-week body mass reduction (BMR) program, coupling restricted energy diet (1200-1500 kcal/day) with low intensity exercise prescription. It involved 5 days per week (consisting of one-hour dynamic aerobic standing and floor exercise plus 30 min of cycloergometer exercise at 60 W or, alternatively, 4 km outdoor leisure walking on flat terrain) and psychological counseling. One-leg standing balance test (OLSB) and stair climbing test (SCT) were employed to assess motor control and maximal lower limb muscle power, respectively. The BMR program induced a significant weight loss (4.1%; p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-398
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Endocrinological Investigation
Volume24
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Muscle performance
  • Obesity
  • Physical activity
  • Weight loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology

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