The effects of the program of physical exercises start over the levels of physical fitness for health in schoolchildren with indicators of health risk

  • Monique Albuquerque
  • Bruno Rafael Costa
  • Ewerton Mafra
  • Jhon Bruce Santos
  • Shelry Silva


Among the factors associated with obesity, we recognize the physical activity for health (PAFH) as a factor that relates to the increase or reduction of obesity. In order to improve the physical activity for health,   we created the physical exercise program START. The objective was to verify the effects of the program on the levels of physical activities for health, emphasizing the BMI, WHR and abdominal strength of adolescents enrolled in college Amazonense Dom Pedro II. The sample consisted of 63 schoolchildren with an average age of 16,11 years, being 16 in the experimental group (EG) and 47 in the control group (CG). For the collection and evaluation of data, we used the system PROESP-BR validated by (GAYA et al., 2016). Results: There was a statistically significant difference between pre- and post-intervention for ♀GE 17 years on the WHR (p = 0,039); and ♀GE 17 years in the sit-up (p = 0,029); for ♂GC 17 years on the WHR (p = 0,045), ♂GE 16 years on the WHR and sit-up (p = 0,005, p = 0,000); and ♂GE 17 years on the WHR and sit-up (p = 0,024, p = 0,009). The results obtained in the program START point out to intervention with 21 sessions, and frequency of 3 times a week, can generate significant changes in the levels of pafh.