The Influence of Recreational Aerobics on Subjective Assessment of Psychosomatic Status of Women

Radomir Zrnić, Saša Jovanović, Željko Vukić and Gorana Tešanović

Faculty of phsical education and sport, Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, B&H, radomir.zrnic@ff

ABSTRACT: Sedentary life signifi cantly aff ects the working abilities and health status of middle-aged women. On the other hand, appropriate systematic exercise can have a preventive eff ect on reducing symptoms and the appearance of some diseases, and thus have a positive eff ect on improving psychosomatic status. The research aimed to determine the subjective assessment of the psychosomatic status of women under the infl uence of recreational aerobics. The population from which the sample was drawn is a population of healthy women, age from 35 to 45 years, who dominantly live a sedentary lifestyle. For this study, a scale of subjective psychosomatic status assessment (SPPPS) was applied. The scale consists of 32 characteristic discomforts (disorders) which are divided into eight groups: shoulder and arm pain; back pain; leg pain; fatigue and sensorial discomfort; indigestion; cardiovascular disorders; neuropsychiatric disorders, symptoms of general fatigue. The Wilcoxon Signed Ranks test revealed statistically signifi cant changes (p = 0.000) in all analyzed variables between initial and fi nal measurements. Based on this fi nding, it can be concluded that recreational aerobics has a positive eff ect on improving the psychosomatic status of sedentary middle-aged women.
Keywords: recreational aerobics, subjective assessment of psychosomatic status, middle-aged women
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