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Body Fat Percentage of Urban South African Children: Implications for Health and Fitness

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.203
Pages: 
582–8
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School children in Central Pretoria, South Africa, have a high level of excessive percentage body fat, with girls having significantly higher percentage body fat compared to boys. Racially, black children were fatter than white children. The excessive percentage body fat observed among the children in this study has implications for their health and fitness.
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Objective: To explore gender and racial profiling of percentage body fat of 1136 urban South African children attending public schoolsin Pretoria Central.
 
Accepted: 
13 Dec, 2012
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014

Effects of a Mat Pilates Programme on Body Composition in Elderly Women

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.107
Pages: 
524–8
Synopsis: 
An eight-week mat Pilates exercise programme may contradict or even reverse some of the most serious consequences of ageing associated with an increased fat mass and reduced lean body mass in elderly females.

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e-Published: 14 Nov, 2013

A Prediction Equation for the Estimation of Cardiorespiratory Fitness Using an Elliptical Motion Trainer

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.194
Pages: 
114–7
Synopsis: 
In the United States of America, 6.2 million individuals use elliptical motion trainers. However, graded exercise test protocols to estimate peak oxygen consumption using elliptical motion trainers have not been developed for the general population.

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Objective: In the United States of America, 6.2 million individuals are using elliptical motion trainers in fitness centres. However, graded exercise test protocols to estimate peak oxygen consumption (VO2peak) using elliptical motion trainers have not been developed for the general population.

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31 Aug, 2012
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e-Published: 16 May, 2013
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