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Revista de Salud Pública

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ZAVALA-CRICHTON, Juan P. et al. Effects of the government's healthy living program on metabolic markers and physical capacity in Chilean women. Rev. salud pública [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.5, pp.618-622. ISSN 0124-0064.


To determine the effects of the government's healthy living plan on metabolic markers and physical capacity in sedentary women from Villa Alemana, Chile.

Materials and Methods

63 women who participated in the study (41.2±11.2 years) underwent 12 months of multi- and interdisciplinary intervention (doctor, nutritionist, psychologist and physical education teacher) of 180 minutes of physical activity per week. Mean and standard deviation were used for statistical analysis, while the t-test of related samples was used to determine the effects of the program. The level of significance was estimated with a value of p<0.05.


There was a decrease in total cholesterol (p=0.003) and LDL cholesterol (p=0.048), improvement in the 6-minute test (p=0.000) and number of squats in thirty seconds (p=0.000) with a positive effect on delta recovery heart rate (p=0.001).


The government's strategy resulted in a decrease of cardiovascular risk due to improved metabolic markers and women's physical capacity.

Keywords : Exercise therapy; cholesterol; public health; women (source: MeSH; NLM)..

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