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Journal of ObesityVolume 2010 2010, Article ID 231074, 7 pages

Clinical Study

Department of physiotherapy, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, P.O. Box 347, 5600 AH Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Clinical Psychology Section, Tilburg University, P.O. box 90153, 5000 LE Tilburg, The Netherlands

PsyQ, Anderlechstraat 17, 5628 WB Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Utrecht University, P.O. Box 80140, 3508 TC Utrecht, The Netherlands

Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting, 762 Ninth Street, Durham, NC 27705, USA

Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 27710, USA

Received 27 May 2009; Revised 28 June 2009; Accepted 20 July 2009

Academic Editor: Jonatan R. Ruiz

Copyright © 2010 Eveline J. M. Wouters et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Aim and Method. To examine in obese people the potential effectiveness of a six-week, two times weekly aquajogging program on body composition, fitness, health-related quality of life, and exercise beliefs. Fifteen otherwise healthy obese persons participated in a pilot study. Results. Total fat mass and waist circumference decreased 1.4 kg and 3.1 cm , respectively. The distance in the Six-Minute Walk Test increased 41 meters . Three scales of the Impact of Weight on Quality of Life-Lite questionnaire improved: physical function , self-esteem , and public distress . Increased perceived exercise benefits and decreased embarrassment were observed. Conclusions. Aquajogging was associated with reduced body fat and waist circumference and improved aerobic fitness and quality of life. These findings suggest the usefulness of conducting a randomized controlled trial with long-term outcome assessments.

Autor: Eveline J. M. Wouters, Annemieke M. A. Van Nunen, Rinie Geenen, Ronette L. Kolotkin, and Ad J. J. M. Vingerhoets

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