Efectos de un programa de promoción de actividad física sobre el fitness de mujeres adolescentes de dos colegios de Bogotá, D.C.

Translated title of the contribution: Effects of a physical activity promotion program over adolescent women from two schools in bogotá, D.C.

Diana Marcela Ramos-Caballero, Lilia Virginia García-Sánchez, Diana Páez, Lina María Pedroza, Darío Mendoza-Romero, Erica Mabel Mancera-Soto

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Abstract

Introduction: Physical inactivity currently prevails throughout the population, particularly adolescents, generating health consequences. In turn, the school setting provides a conducive environment to promote healthy lifestyles. This study proposes the implementation and evaluation of the impact of a model for physical activity promotion, with the purpose of modifying individual and collective behaviors towards regular physical activity. Objective: To assess the effects of a physical activity promotion program on fitness components related to health in adolescent women from two schools in Bogotá. Materials and methods: This is a longitudinal, descriptive, exploratory study with pre-post fitness measurements related to health. 49 healthy female students from two schools in Bogota (aged15.33±1.36) participated in the program for 12 weeks. SPSS 20 was used for analysis. Results: After the intervention, significant changes were found in abdominal and lower limb strength. Other variables measured showed positive changes, but not significant. Conclusions: The proposed program generates positive changes in most fitness components regarding health in adolescent women.

Translated title of the contributionEffects of a physical activity promotion program over adolescent women from two schools in bogotá, D.C.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)31-37
Number of pages7
JournalRevista Facultad de Medicina
Volume64
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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