Influence of high physical load endurance exercises on the anthropometric parameters and health status of military personnel

Liana Plavina, Natalija Vellere, Silvija Umbrasko

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Military personnel are in high-risk group for health disorders,
musculoskeletal pathology and psychological overload. We provide
evaluation of the anthropometric parameters and health status of military
personnel, Cadets, who have participated in ten days duration Combat
training course. Combat training course is associated with life-style
change – social, environmental, climate and geographical conditions,
biorhythms, nutrition etc., with an increase in physical and psych emotional
loads. It is characterized with transition from daily routine of military
study process in National Defence academy to military exercise in external
environment. Cadets faced to feeding limitation, sleeping deprivation
intensive and continuous training, strict discipline etc. We provided analysis
of anthropometric parameters before, and in time of Combat training course,
summarized data of health statement and health problems that were fixed
in the medical cards. The proper body mass supports good health capacity
and we provided assessment of it. Physical fitness and body composition
have adverse effect on military performance. Body composition undergoes
changes during higher physical load performance. Military personnel have
high risk to health, concerning impact of external and internal factors.
According the review of medical cards of cadets group, we indicated main
problems, which are fixed after the Combat training course.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSHS Web of Conferences
Subtitle of host publication6th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference SOCIETY. HEALTH. WELFARE (Part II)
EditorsUldis Berķis, Lolita Vilka
PublisherEDP Sciences
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-2-7598-9059-0
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event6th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare": Living in the World of Diversity: Social Transformations. Innovations. Solutions - Riga, Latvia
Duration: 23 Nov 201625 Nov 2016
Conference number: 6

Publication series

NameSHS Web of Conferences
ISSN (Print)2261-2424


Conference6th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare"


  • anthropometric characteristics of military personnel
  • musculoskeletal pathology
  • health disorders
  • high endurance exercise effect

Field of Science*

  • 3.3 Health sciences

Publication Type*

  • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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