African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5232

Full Length Research Paper

Effect of “WuQinXi” exercise on blood lipid levels and the antioxidant enzyme activities in aged practicers

Yanyang CHEN
Department of Physical Education, Shenzhen Polytechnic, Shenzhen, 518055, Guangdong, PRC. China
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 22 November 2011
  •  Published: 23 December 2011

Abstract

 

This study was designed to test the effect of “WuQinXi” exercise on blood lipid levels and the antioxidant enzyme activities in aged practicers. Results showed that 30 days of “WuQinXi” exercise could significantly lower the serum levels of TC, TG and LDL-C, while increasing the serum level of high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and activities of SOD and CAT.

 

Key words: “WuQinXi” exercise, aged participant, SOD and TC.