Effects of Tele-Exercise on Body Weight, Body Mass Index, and Fat Mass of Obese Employees


  • Mury Kuswari Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Human Ecology, IPB University, Bogor, Indonesia; Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universitas Esa Unggul, Jakarta, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2918-2835
  • Rimbawan Rimbawan Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Human Ecology, IPB University, Bogor, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2421-5933
  • Hardinsyah Hardinsyah Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Human Ecology, IPB University, Bogor, Indonesia
  • Mira Dewi Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Human Ecology, IPB University, Bogor, Indonesia
  • Nazhif Gifari Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universitas Esa Unggul, Jakarta, Indonesia




Tele-exercise, BMI, Fat mass, Weight loss, Office employee, Obesity, Strength exercise, Strength cardio exercise


Purpose: Obesity is a growing health problem in Indonesia caused by physical inactivity. Meanwhile, employees are a group that is susceptible to obesity as they often have limited time while working sedentarily in front of a desk or computer, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. This causes risks of many cardiovascular diseases, obesity and can indirectly cause death. Tele-exercise, a live online video exercise, may be the solution to this problem. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to analyse the effects of tele-exercise on body weight, BMI, and fat mass percentage as indicators of obesity. Methods: The research was conducted from July 2020 to January 2021 according to the policy regarding the pandemic. Also, it used a pre-post quasy experimental design. A total of 39 subjects were given tele-exercise involving 2 strength training and 1 cardio training per week for 3 months. Findings: Subsequently, the results showed that exercise had a significant effect (p<0.05) on BMI and body weight, while fat mass percentage only decreased significantly (p<0.05) from the second to third assessment. Originality: To our knowledge, this is the first study analysing the effects of tele-exercise on obese employee’s body weight, body mass index and fat mass. Conclusion: This proves that tele-Exercise is an effective therapy for obesity that does not require a large space, and has beneficial online aspects, especially during the pandemic. The timing of measurement and hydration status should be considered to assess the body composition.


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Kuswari M, Rimbawan R, Hardinsyah H, Dewi M, Gifari N. Effects of Tele-Exercise on Body Weight, Body Mass Index, and Fat Mass of Obese Employees. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2022 Jan. 6 [cited 2023 Mar. 31];10(A):579-84. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/8186



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