African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5169

Full Length Research Paper

Effect of “eight-trigram boxing” exercise on blood oxidative status and intestine bifidobacterium and lactobacillus count in practicers

Yin Hai-li1 and Niu Ai-jun2,3*
  1Institute of Physical Education, Ludong University, Yantai, Shandong Province, 264025, China. 2Wushu Department, Guangzhou Sport University, Guangzhou, 510500, China. 3History Department, Fudan University, Shanghai, 200433, China.  
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 08 October 2010
  •  Published: 18 November 2010

Abstract

 

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of “Eight-trigram boxing” in reducing blood oxidative status and improving intestine benefical bacteria counts. Participants were randomly assigned to “Eight-trigram boxing” exercise. After 3 months, significant increase in GSH, SOD, CAT, GSH-Px and GR activities were observed. In addition, intestine benefical bacteria bifidobacterium and lactobacillus count were markedly enhanced. It could be concluded that “Eight-trigram boxing” exercise was beneficial to practicers’ health.

 

Key words: “Eight-trigram boxing”, antioxidant, bifidobacterium, lactobacillus.