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Effects of a Supervised Nordic Walking Program on Obese Adults with and without Type 2 Diabetes: The C.U.R.I.A.Mo. Centre Experience

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Healthy Lifestyle Institute, C.U.R.I.A.Mo (Centro Universitario Ricerca Interdipartimentale Attività Motoria), University of Perugia, Via G. Bambagioni, 19 06126 Perugia, Italy
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Department of Medicine and Aging Sciences, ‘G. d’Annunzio’ University of Chieti-Pescara, 66100 Chieti Scalo, Italy
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Department of Medicine, Sport and Exercise Medicine Division, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
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Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sassari, 07100 Sassari, Italy
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J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2020, 5(3), 62; https://doi.org/10.3390/jfmk5030062
Received: 28 May 2020 / Revised: 31 July 2020 / Accepted: 6 August 2020 / Published: 7 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Exercise Evaluation and Prescription)
Exercise is a convenient non-medical intervention, commonly recommended in metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes (DM2) managements. Aerobic exercise and aerobic circuit training have been shown to be able to reduce the risk of developing DM2-related complications. Growing literature proves the usefulness of Nordic walking as exercise therapy in different disease populations, therefore it has a conceivable use in DM2 management. Aims of this study were to analyze and report the effects of two different supervised exercises (gym-based exercise and Nordic walking) on anthropometric profile, blood pressure values, blood chemistry and fitness variables in obese individuals with and without DM2. In this study, 108 obese adults (aged 45–65 years), with or without DM2, were recruited and allocated into one of four subgroups: (1) Gym-based exercise program (n = 49) or (2) Nordic walking program (n = 37) for obese adults; (3) Gym-based exercise program (n = 10) or (4) Nordic walking program (n = 12) for obese adults with DM2. In all exercise subgroups, statistically significant improvements in body weight, body mass index, fat mass index, muscular flexibility and maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 max) were observed. Moreover, a higher percentage of adherence to the gym-based program compared to Nordic walking was recorded. Our findings showed that, notwithstanding the lower adherence, a supervised Nordic walk is effective as a conventional gym-based program to improve body weight control, body composition parameters, muscular flexibility and VO2 max levels in obese adults with and without type 2 diabetes. View Full-Text
Keywords: Nordic walking; obesity; type 2 diabetes; cardiometabolic fitness Nordic walking; obesity; type 2 diabetes; cardiometabolic fitness
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Pippi, R.; Di Blasio, A.; Aiello, C.; Fanelli, C.; Bullo, V.; Gobbo, S.; Cugusi, L.; Bergamin, M. Effects of a Supervised Nordic Walking Program on Obese Adults with and without Type 2 Diabetes: The C.U.R.I.A.Mo. Centre Experience. J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2020, 5, 62. https://doi.org/10.3390/jfmk5030062

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Pippi R, Di Blasio A, Aiello C, Fanelli C, Bullo V, Gobbo S, Cugusi L, Bergamin M. Effects of a Supervised Nordic Walking Program on Obese Adults with and without Type 2 Diabetes: The C.U.R.I.A.Mo. Centre Experience. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology. 2020; 5(3):62. https://doi.org/10.3390/jfmk5030062

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Pippi, Roberto, Andrea Di Blasio, Cristina Aiello, Carmine Fanelli, Valentina Bullo, Stefano Gobbo, Lucia Cugusi, and Marco Bergamin. 2020. "Effects of a Supervised Nordic Walking Program on Obese Adults with and without Type 2 Diabetes: The C.U.R.I.A.Mo. Centre Experience" Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology 5, no. 3: 62. https://doi.org/10.3390/jfmk5030062

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