Impact of a physical activity promotion program in worker women from two companies in Bogotá (Colombia)

Lilia Virginia García Sánchez, C. Diana Marcela Ramos, Diana Carolina Páez, Lina María Pedroza, Darío Mendoza

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Active and healthy lifestyles have been associated with better quality of life in working women. Objective: To establish the effectiveness of a physical activity program to improve fitness components in working women from two Colombian companies. Materials and methods: A longitudinal, exploratory, descriptive study was conducted, previous and later measurements about the quantitative aspects of fitness were taken. Women in the study were between 24-49 years old, without associated risk factors or physical activity practice restrictions according to PARQ & YOU questionnaire. 15 women (37,33 ±9,3) voluntarily decided to join for the intervention on physical activity for a period of 12 weeks, 60 minutes per day. Statistical analysis was made with SPSS 17. Results: Statistical changes appeared after the intervention, body mass index (BMI) (p = 0,023), abdominal strength (p = 0,004) and lower limbs strength (p = 0,001). There were no significant changes in maximal oxygen uptake and flexibility. Conclusion: From these results, it was established that the implemented physical activity promotion protocol was effective to change fitness of women who completed the program, meaning that it can be replicated with effective results after its completition.

Translated title of the contributionImpacto de un programa de promoción de actividad física en mujeres trabajadoras de dos empresas de Bogotá
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-37
Number of pages13
JournalRevista ciencias de la salud
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)


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