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Introduction: Menopause, a crucial juncture in a woman's existence, is marked by significant physical and emotional alterations, including a reduction in oestrogen levels and consequential effects on progesterone levels. Hormonal fluctuations during menopause impact cellular insulin responsiveness, resulting in increased blood glucose levels, while oestrogen insufficiency commonly contributes to fatigue. While previous research has independently assessed the effectiveness of chair aerobics and resistance training, but their combined benefits remain unexplored in sedentary women with elevated blood glucose and fatigue levels. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to determine the combined effectiveness of chair aerobics and resistance training on blood glucose and fatigue levels in diabetic post-menopausal women.
Methods: Study involved 57 sedentary postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes. Pre-intervention screening involved Body Mass Index (BMI) analysis, fasting blood glucose test and fatigue assessment scale. Exercise training included chair aerobics and resistance training given 3 times per week for 8 weeks. Fasting blood glucose level and fatigue levels were assessed pre- and post- intervention.
Result: The present study showed statistical significant difference in fasting blood glucose level (p < 0.0001) and fatigue levels (p < 0.0001) with improved physical functioning and energy levels.
Conclusion: After conducting the investigation, our study discovered that sedentary postmenopausal women with diabetes can significantly reduce their fasting blood glucose levels and tiredness levels by incorporation of chair aerobics and strength training. Combination of these interventions should be duly regarded as beneficial strategies in managing type 2 diabetes for glycaemic control and alleviating fatigue.
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