Novriani Tarigan, Tiar Lince Bakara
Abstract: Consistent calisthenics exercises is able to improve physical fitness. The excellent physical fitness of Indonesian were very low. There are several factors contributing the level of men physical fitness such as age, sex, heredity or genetics, food, cigarette addiction, exercises, physical activities and body fat. This research is revealing the relation of physical activities, nutritional status, HDL and LDL cholesterol content with physical fitness of women that regularly participating the aerobic calisthenics exercises. This research performed in Lubuk Pakam on January 2016. This research is an observation of cross sectional design on 54 women between 41 and 59 years of age. HDL and LDL cholesterol content were obtained in Lubuk Pakam Public Hospital. The physical fitness were measured by five minutes of Harvard Step Test. Data were studied by correlation test. The result shows a significant relation between physical activities and physical fitness, that is, more physical activities will give fitter physic. There is also a significant negative relation between HDL cholesterol content with physical fitness, that is, a normal HDL cholesterol content tends to reduce the physical fitness.
Keywords: Physical activities, BMI, Body fat percentage, HDL cholesterol, Physical fitness