Aerobic exercise is a strategy for preventing cardiovascular disease in obese children

Mehdi Kushkestani,1,* Bakhtiyar tartibian,2

1. 1Associate professor of Pathology and Corrective Movement Department
2. 2senior student of applied sport physiology



According to modern lifestyle and sedentary behaviors, the prevalence of obesity in children is being increased rapidly. on the other hand, many cardiovascular risk factors such as cholesterol and high blood pressure are rooted in childhood obesity. the aim of this study was to evaluate lipid profile after 12 weeks of moderate intensity aerobic exercise in obese girls.


The research method was semi-experimental with pre-test and post-test, in which 19 girls with aged between 6 to 12 years were participated voluntary. the endurance training program was performed for the period of 12 weeks. serum levels of cholesterol and triglyceride were collected and recorded in fasting and post- exercises intervention using calorimetric enzymatic methods.


Statistical analysis showed that triglyceride serum levels and lipid percentage decreased significantly after 12 weeks of aerobic training (p> 0.05). but there was no significant change in cholesterol serum levels (p = 0.487).


Research findings indicate that moderate-intensity aerobic exercises improve lipid profile and body composition, which plays a vital role in prevention of cardiovascular disease in adulthood.


Physical activity, endurance, lipid profiles, hypertension, obese girls