The effect of home-based monitored exercise protocol on cardio-respiratory parameters and physical activity of veterans of Mazandaran province

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD Student, Department of Sports Physiology, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Mazandaran University, Babolsar, Iran

2 Professor, Department of Sports Physiology, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Mazandaran University, Babolsar, Iran


Aim: The stress of everyday life and aging inefficiency affect the cardiovascular system. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of home-based monitored exercise protocol (HBME) on cardio respiratory parameters and physical function of veterans of Mazandaran province. In addition, the correlation between Vo2peak and modified Bruce and Rockport was investigated by dual product and pulse oxygen.

Methodology: 120 veterans were randomly divided into intervention and control groups. Aerobic and resistance training programs were performed at home for 8 weeks and 4 and 2 days respectively. Cardiovascular Indices (Vo2peak Bruce and Rockport, Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Dual Produce, and Pulse Oxygen) and Physical Function (Upper and Lower Strength, Balance and Flexibility) by field and laboratory tests at the beginning and the end The research period was measured. Data was analyzed using ANOVA, t-test and Pearson correlation.

Results: Implementation of 8 weeks of home-based training resulted in significant improvement in Bruce VO2, Rockport, upper and lower trunk strength, balance, flexibility and duality of the training group compared to the pre-test. (p≥0,001). In addition, there is a significant and significant negative correlation between the Bruce VO2 and the Rockport with the Pulse Oxygen. (r = -0.926, r = -0.335), (p≥ 0.000) (p <0.002).

Conclusion: Performing synergistic aerobic and homeopathic exercises through improving cardio respiration and muscular fitness may reduce myocardial stress and also improve physical activity and quality of life in veterans


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