Background:The static entertainment contributes to obesity, dyslipidemia and cardiovascular diseases. The imbalance in the concentration of adipokines, as well as insulin resistance
and increased concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP), triglycerides, total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol are found in obesity.AIMS.The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the
practice of the Xbox 360 Kinect game in women by measuring glucose, CRP and lipid profile (triglycerides, total cholesterol and fractions) and anthropometric parameters. These markers were assessed
before and 1 month of weekly exergaming practice (2 times a week, for 1 hour).
Methods:The study comprised 12 young adult women classified according to BMI (24.9 ± 1.5), with mean age 35 ± 2 years, sedentary and showed no chronic inflammatory disease. Total
cholesterol and fractions (HDL, LDL), CRP, pro inflammatory cytokinesand anthropometric parameters were measured before and 1 month after the training period.
Results:We observed that the game practice was able to reduce the lipid profile of the volunteers. The total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL and LDL reduced, by 24% (p = 0.06) 23% (p
= 0.07) 19% (p = 0.002) and 20% (p = 0.001), respectively.
Conclusions:Regular practice of the Xbox 360 Kinect game improves risk factors for cardiovascular disease in women.