Effect of yogic practice on selected biochemical variables among obese middle age school boys
AUTHOR(S): K Govindasamy
ABSTRACT: The present study is an outcome of the effect of yogic practice on selected biochemical variables among obese middle age school boys. To facilitate the study 30 obese school boys, from Chennai. The selected subjects were in the age ranged between 12 to 14 years. They were divided into two equal groups’ namely experimental group, and control group, on random basis. Before the commencement of the training, purpose of the study and method of yogic practice were explained to the subjects for their cooperation. The researcher reviewed the various scientific literatures pertaining to effect of yogic practice on selected biochemical variables among obese school boys. The selected biochemical variables are blood glucose (Fasting) and Triglycerides. The study was formulated as a true random group design consisting of a pre-test and posttest. The subjects (N=30) were randomly assigned to three equal groups of fifteen obese school boys. Yogic practice group and control group respectively. Pretest was conducted for all the 30 subjects on selected biochemical variables. The experimental groups participated in respective training for six days per week a period of twelve weeks programme. The control group did not participate in any of the training programme. The post test was conducted on the above said dependent variables after a period of twelve weeks for all the three groups. The differences between initial and final scores were considered as the effect of yogic practice and the obtained data were subjected to statistical treatment using ANCOVA. In all cases the level of significance fixed 0.05 levels.