FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.27, no.3, pp.1940-1945, 2018 (SCI-Expanded)
This study aimed in sedentary subjected to progressive relaxation training (PRT) for determination of the effect of this exercise on MDA, OHdG, and NO levels and SOD and GPx activities. Experimental design was used in this research. Seven healthy, sedentary volunteers were included in the study. All subjects were male and within 15 to 18 years of age. Jacabson's Progressive Muscle Relaxation Training was applied to the volunteers for 6 six weeks. Before and after the chronic and acute exercise, blood samples were taken from the subjects, and K-Related Samples Friedman test was used for the analysis of repeated measurements and for the comparison of pre- and post-exercise data and chronic and acute mode data. In addition, 2-Related Samples Wilcoxon test was used in the evaluation of the groups as pairs. Our findings showed increases in MDA PRT, and no statistically significant increase in NO levels after PRT in sedentary volunteers. When the effect of relaxation exercise on the antioxidant system is considered, both SOD and GPx activities increased. The effect of PRT on 8-OHdG has been found to exhibit significant increase after PRT. It can easily be said that PRT may be helpful in patients with chronic disease, especially for obtaining a healing and a high quality sleep. In addition, in order for the athletes to feel well and to use their muscles actively, PRT may be helpful. We can conclude that, with respect to human health and physiology, no controversy may be seen in progressive muscle relaxation training.