[Effects of Health Qigong Baduanjin on diabetes related indexes in middle-aged obese women].

Author: Liu T1, Bai S1, Zhang RC1
1Department of Sports Healthy Science, Xi'an Physical Education University, Xi'an 710068, China.
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Ying Yong Sheng Li Xue Za Zhi.
Date published: 2018 Jan 8
Other: Volume ID: 34 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 19-22 , Special Notes: doi: 10.12047/j.cjap.5484.2018.006. [Article in Chinese] , Word Count: 208

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of Health Qigong Baduanjin on the related indexes of obese middle aged women with diabetes and to provide new ideas for the intervention treatment of diabetes.

METHODS: A total of 40 middle-aged female obese diabetic patients were randomly divided into the control group and the exercise group(n=20), the age was(57.2±5.4) years old. Fitness training group performed eight new Baduanjin exercises for 24 weeks of intervention, the control group did not exercise, body weight, waist circumference, body mass index (BMI), waist hip ratio (WHR), fasting blood glucose (FPG), glycosylated hemoglobin (HbAlc), triglyceride(TG), total cholesterol (TC), low density lipoprotein (LDL), high density lipoprotein (HDL) levels and serum retinol binding protein 4(RBP4) index were observed in the two groups.

RESULTS: After exercise, the waist, WHR, FPG, TG, HbAlc, HDL and RBP4 levels of the the patients in the experimental group were decreased significantly compared with those of before exercise and those of the patients in the experimental control group before and after exercise (P<0.05).

CONCLUSIONS: Health Qigong Baduanjin can reduce the blood sugar of obese female patients with diabetes, and has some improvement effect on the body part of obesity and blood lipid indicators.

KEYWORDS: baduanjin; diabetes; middle aged women; obesity

PMID: 29926653 DOI: 10.12047/j.cjap.5484.2018.006