The impact of Badminton on health markers in untrained females

Patterson, Stephen D. and Pattison, John R. and Legg, Hayley S. and Gibson, A. M. and Brown, Nicola (2016) The impact of Badminton on health markers in untrained females. Journal of Sports Sciences. ISSN 0264-0414 (In Press)

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The purpose of the study was to examine the health effects of 8 weeks of recreational badminton in untrained women. Participants were matched for maximal oxygen uptake (V̇ O2max) and body fat percentage and assigned to either a badminton (n = 14), running (n = 14) or control group (n = 8). Assessments were conducted pre- and post-intervention with physiological, anthropometric, motivation to exercise and physical self-esteem data collected. Post-intervention, V̇ O2max increased (P < 0.05) by 16% and 14% in the badminton and running groups, respectively, and time to exhaustion increased (P < 0.05) by 19% for both interventions. Maximal power output was increased (P < 0.05) by 13% in the badminton group only. Blood pressure, resting heart rate and heart rate during submaximal running were lower (P < 0.05) in both interventions. Perceptions of physical conditioning increased (P < 0.05) in both interventions. There were increases (P < 0.05) in enjoyment and ill health motives in the running group only, whilst affiliation motives were higher (P < 0.05) for the badminton group only. Findings suggest that badminton should be considered a strategy to improving the health and wellbeing of untrained females who are currently not meeting physical activity guidelines

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: 600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
600 Technology > 612 Human physiology
School/Department: School of Sport, Health and Applied Science
Depositing User: Dr Stephen Patterson
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2016 16:05
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2018 01:30


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