THE EFFECT OF 4-WEEKLY LOW INTENSITY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAM IN THYROID HORMONE LEVELS IN OBESE AND OVERWEIGHT CHILDREN

Zarife Pancar, Mustafa Özdal, Vedat Çinar

Abstract


The aim of this study is to examine the effect of 4 weeks of low intensity physical activity program on thyroid hormone levels in obese and overweight boys. A total of 27 boys in the 12-14 age range; obese group 12 and overweight group 15 were divided into two groups. Children who participated in the study during the 4 weeks 3 days a week, games and sporting selected time period of 60 minutes a day walking program applied increasingly. TSH, T3 and T4 levels were determined in blood samples taken at rest 1 day before and one day after the 4 week training program. In the statistical analysis of the data obtained in the study, SPSS package program SPSS 22.0 statistical program (SPSS Inc., Chicago, Illinois, ABD)  was used. Paired Samples T tests were used to analyze the difference between the Independent Samples T and the pre-test and post-test of the groups in the comparison of the binary groups. At the end of the study, body weight and T3 values of obese subjects (n = 12) and body weight, BMI and T3 values of overweight group were found to be significantly different between pre-test and post-test (p <0.05). In the analysis of pre-test and post-test differences of measured characteristics of obese and overweight subjects, no significant difference was found (p>0,05). As a result; of obese and overweight boys in the 12-14 age range in the 4-week low intensity physical activity program it can be said to cause changes in thyroid hormone levels.

 

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obesity, thyroid hormone, physical activity

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