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Effect of Resistance Band Exercise on Body Composition, Physical Fitness and Health Promoting Behavior in Nursing Students

탄성밴드운동이 간호대학생의 체성분, 체력과 건강증진행위에 미치는 효과

  • Baek, Hee Chong (Chung-Ang University Red Cross Collge of Nursing) ;
  • Lee, Suk Jeong (Chung-Ang University Red Cross Collge of Nursing) ;
  • Shin, Gisoo (Chung-Ang University Red Cross Collge of Nursing) ;
  • Lim, Eun Ju (Chung-Ang University Red Cross Collge of Nursing)
  • 백희정 (중앙대학교 적십자간호대학) ;
  • 이숙정 (중앙대학교 적십자간호대학) ;
  • 신기수 (중앙대학교 적십자간호대학) ;
  • 임은주 (중앙대학교 적십자간호대학)
  • Received : 2014.06.16
  • Accepted : 2014.08.29
  • Published : 2014.08.31

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of a resistance band training program on body composition, physical fitness, and health promotion behavior in nursing students. Method: This study has a one-group pretest-posttest design to examine the change in body composition, physical fitness, and health-promoting lifestyle profile after participation in the resistance band training program. Training consisted of hands-based exercises using an elastic resistance band for ten weeks. Participants performed the resistance band training two days per week with a sports trainer, and 30 minutes self-training three days per week. The participants were 21 freshmen in nursing. Results: Mean age of the participants was 20.9 years, and 61.9% were not satisfied with their body shape. After the training program, muscle mass, muscular endurance, and balance of the body were significantly improved. In health promoting lifestyle profile, categories of physical activity, health responsibility, and stress management showed a significant increase. Conclusion: Results of this study suggested that exercising with a resistance band improved body composition, physical fitness, and health promoting behavior in the nursing students. We propose that resistance band training should be suitable for those who have the environment with limitation of time and space.

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