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Cardiovascular Response of an Acute Exergame Session in Prepubertal Obese Children.
Games Health J ; 6(3): 159-164, 2017 Jun.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28628383


We aimed to analyze the acute autonomic response of obese and eutrophic prepubertal boys to an exergame (EXG) session. MATERIALS AND


Nine eutrophic (8.89 ± 2.71 years of age and 16.42% ± 6.30% body fat) and nine obese boys (8.70 ± 1.16 years of age and 40.76% ± 4.2% body fat) participated. Nutritional state was determined using World Health Organization guidelines. Variables were collected at rest, immediately post (IP), and 60 minutes after a 20 minutes EXG session. Autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity was assessed using heart rate variability in time and frequency domains, and data were analyzed using Shapiro-Wilk and ANOVA tests with Tukey post hoc.


The obese group demonstrated an increased sympathetic activity at rest when compared with the eutrophic group (P < 0.05). The obese group also demonstrated an increased parasympathetic activity 60 minutes after the EXG session when compared with the eutrophic group (P < 0.05).


We concluded that an acute session of EXG promoted ANS super compensation. We encourage research on chronic ANS response to EXG.





Texto completo: Disponible Colección: Bases de datos internacionales Base de datos: MEDLINE Asunto principal: Fenómenos Fisiológicos Cardiovasculares / Juegos de Video / Terapia por Ejercicio / Obesidad Pediátrica / Obesidad Límite: Niño / Femenino / Humanos / Masculino Idioma: Inglés Revista: Games Health J Año: 2017 Tipo del documento: Artículo País de afiliación: Brasil