A Study of New Regime Interval Training Exercise on Obesity Management Among Sedentary Overweight Working Women

  • Mastura JoharEmail author
  • Rogemah Ramli
  • Rozita Abd Latif
  • Ahmad Termizi
Conference paper


The purpose of this investigation is to evaluate the effect of 12 weeks of a new regime interval training exercise, an intervention in the treatment of obesity diagnosis among overweight sedentary working women in Universiti Tenaga Nasional. The new regime interval training exercise program is a combination of aerobic dance activity, circuit training, and interval training which improvise own body weight. It combines physical training that includes alternating of low and medium intensity of exercise workout which involves a physical conditioning training with medium volume and low resistant of training with a short rest time suitable for sedentary and overweight individuals. Forty subjects between the ages of 25–55 years old have had a diagnosis as sedentary, overweighted, and had a fitness score below the mean value. Subjects were randomly assigned to 12 weeks of either new regime interval training exercise program as a treatment group or an aerobics dance exercise as the control group. A pretest–posttest control research design was utilized. Both groups met for 50 min, three times per week for a total of 36 sessions. Statistical analysis includes (group x time) paired t-test and independent sample t-test was used to determine between and within group mean differences. Results suggested that subjects in the treatment of new regime interval training experienced positive improvement in obesity diagnosis after 12 weeks of treatment within the group effect p < .05. Results for obesity diagnosis were, BMI (mean pre: 30.57, mean post: 29.24), PBF from (mean pre: 43.52, mean post: 43.00), WHR (mean pre: .928, mean post: .924), and SMM (mean pre: 23.23, mean post: 23.32). Therefore, it was concluded that the intervention of a new regime interval training exercise exercise program had improved obesity diagnosis, after 12 weeks of treatment and contributed to positive findings among overweight sedentary women in higher education organization in Malaysia.


New regime interval training Obesity Circuit training Aerobics dance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mastura Johar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rogemah Ramli
    • 1
  • Rozita Abd Latif
    • 2
  • Ahmad Termizi
    • 3
  1. 1.College of EngineeringUniversiti Tenaga NasionalKajangMalaysia
  2. 2.Sport Science and Recreation DepartmentUniversiti Teknologi MaraShah AlamMalaysia
  3. 3.College of Graduate StudiesUniversiti Tenaga NasionalKajangMalaysia

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