The effect of a calisthenic exercise bout on oxidant and antioxidant status in middle-aged and postmenopausal women


KARACAN S., Cetin F., ÇOLAKOĞLU F. F.

ISOKINETICS AND EXERCISE SCIENCE, vol.18, no.1, pp.39-44, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/ies-2010-0366
  • Title of Journal : ISOKINETICS AND EXERCISE SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.39-44

Abstract

Exercise increases the generation of oxygen free radicals and lipid peroxidation. The aim of this study was to investigate the oxidant and antioxidant status in sedentary middle-aged (36.8 +/- 5.4 years, n = 20) and postmenopausal women (51.4 +/- 3.3 years, n = 11) before and after acute calisthenic exercise. Both subject groups performed an acute calisthenic exercise for 55 minutes. The intensity of the exercise was 60-70% of maximal heart rate, as determined by Karvonen et al. Plasma malondialdehyde (MDA), gluathione (GSH), ascorbic acid (AA) and nitric oxide (NOx) levels were determined spectrophotometrically.