Autonomous physical activity based program versus aerobic exercise based interventions to improve health and cardiovascular status in sedentary overweight adults: A review


  • Rosa Maria Alfonso Rosa Área docente de Motricidad Humana y Rendimiento Deportivo. Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
  • Juan Antonio Corral Pernia Universidad de Sevilla. Grupo de investigación HUM-507: Educación Física y Deporte., Spain
  • Carolina Castañeda Vázquez Universidad de Sevilla. Grupo de investigación HUM-507: Educación Física y Deporte., Spain
  • Jesus del Pozo Cruz Departamento Educación Física y Deporte. Universidad de Sevilla., Spain



Sedentary behaviour, Obesity, Autonomous physical activity, Exercise, Health


This review aims to identify improvements on health-related variables, produced by autonomous physical activity interventions and reducing sedentary behavior, compared with improvements produced by interventions of aerobic exercise in sedentary and overweight / obesity. 17 design studies Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) were finally included, with subjects ≥ 18 years and a Body Mass Index (BMI) ≥ 25. The results show similar results in both types of interventions, and the conclusion reached was that there is insufficient evidence of benefits of one type of intervention over another.


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Alfonso Rosa, R. M., Corral Pernia, J. A., Castañeda Vázquez, C., & del Pozo Cruz, J. (2018). Autonomous physical activity based program versus aerobic exercise based interventions to improve health and cardiovascular status in sedentary overweight adults: A review. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 13(2proc), S296-S308.