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Journal of Spectroscopy
Volume 2013, Article ID 602434, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/602434
Research Article

Exertion in Kangoo Jumps Aerobic: Evaluation and Interpretation Using Spectroscopic Technique Determinations

1National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Bucharest-Magurele, 409 Atomistilor Street, P.O. Box MG-36, 077125 Bucharest, Romania
2Faculty of Applied Sciences, University Politehnica of Bucharest, 060042 Bucharest, Romania

Received 29 May 2013; Revised 11 July 2013; Accepted 1 August 2013

Academic Editor: Ekaterina Borisova

Copyright © 2013 Cristina Popa et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Laser photoacoustic spectroscopy (LPAS) is growing quickly in its applications to real world problems—one of the problems is to prevent obesity—being a candidate technology for breath analysis applications. The ongoing paper is aiming to investigate the evaluation of oxidative stress in womens practicing Kangoo Jumps (KJ) aerobics. Because it is not possible to directly measure free radicals in the body, we approach that by measuring the by-products (breath ethylene) that result from free radical reactions. We found out that the mixture of exhaled breath in women's after the KJ exercises contains low concentration of ethylene compared to the exhaled breath of the women before the start of exercise program. This result can add valuable information to the contribution to reduce the generation of prooxidants during and after KJ aerobics.