“Effect Of Yogic Exercise Module On Aerobic Capacity In Young Adult Males -A Study In Central India”
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2021, Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 166-173
AbstractIntroduction –Yoga is a science that’s being practiced in India over thousands of yearswhich facilitates homeostasis, an ancient way of life intended to improve the quality of life, general health and fitness of an individual. Practice of yogic exercise have proposed to alter the aerobic capacity of individual. Physical fitness depends upon cardiorespiratory endurance of an individual which can be determined by VO2 max.
Aim and objectives- To assess the effect of yogic exercise module on aerobic capacity (VO2 max).
Methodology –Total forty, first year MBBS male students, age 18-20 years with normal body mass index were included in the study. Theyperformed yogic exercise in the form of module which included a set of physical postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation (dhyana) for 35mins, 5times /week for 6 months.VO2 max was assessed using (AD-Instrument) pre and post interventional.
Results-Mann Whitney U test was used to compare pre and post interventional results. VO2 maxwas found to be increased after 6 months practice of yogic exercise. P < 0.05 was considered statistically significant.
Conclusion:Aerobic capacity of young adult participants was found to be enhanced after 6 month’s practiceyogic exercise module.
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