Obesity fitness management: Effects of music on physical activity among obese women in Singapore

Dee Dee, A.S. (2016) Obesity fitness management: Effects of music on physical activity among obese women in Singapore. In: Proceeding of the 9th International Conference on Economices & Social Sciences 2016, 17 - 18 December 2015, Holiday Inn Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Globesity has permeated Asia, Singapore is not isolated from this predicament with a 10,8% obesity rate in 2010, Obesity will hamper the economic growth of a country if not overcome, This study was conducted on physical activity for obesity fitness management using music (synchronous or asynchronous) as an ergogenic aid. Notwithstanding the limitations of the obese when exercising, this study researches on bodyweight high intensity exercise on body composition, fitness and metabolic profile parameters of overweight and obese women in Singapore, Ninety two voluntary overweight and obese Singaporean adult women were allocated into two treatment groups (exercise with synchronous music and exercise with asynchronous music) and a control group (exercise with no music) over a twelve-week intervention. Clinical examination, anthropometric assessment and fitness evaluations were carried out for all participant pre and post intervention, Paired sample t-test and split plot ANOVAwas conducted using SPSS version 22 (IBM SPSS Statistics, Armonk, NY, USA).In solving the research questions as to whether music (synchronous or synchronous) can be used as an ergogenic aid to physical activity to obtain optimal performance from the obese, for obesity fitness management, findings from this study showed that the physical activity intervention was effective in all the groups, notwithstanding whether its synchronous, asynchronous or with no music. Improvements were seen in all the groups with regards to BMI,weight loss and body composition as well as the fitness evaluations, In terms of serum lipid analysis, only cholesterol (total cholesterol, HDLcholesterol, LDLcholesterol, total j HDLratio) and blood glucose showed marked differences, This multi-disciplinary study has proven positively for obesity fitness management However, noting how music impacts on blood lipid analysis, the arguments of whether "music is in the blood" needs to be examined further, The research is important in behavioural epidemiology framework because of its direct impact on population health, As similar studies in Asia Pacific are limited, this is imperative towards knowledge in obesity fitness management in progressively urban Asia which can be used as translationals in the other progressively urbanized Asian countries.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Conference paper - MST
Uncontrolled Keywords: Music; Obesity problem; Fitness management; Body composition; Singapore; Obese woman
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Sports and Exercise Science (formerly known as Centre for Sports & Exercise Sciences)
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Safri
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2017 03:36
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 07:25
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/16835

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