About 80% of type 2 diabetes is either preventable or controllable by changing diet, increasing physical activity and improving the living environment. The present study was aimed to ascertain and compare the influence of two different packages of yogic practices on total cholesterol among diabetic patients.
Methodology: A total of sixty subjects from the investigator visited many hospitals in Salem district. Whose age ranged between 40 to 50 years was selected as subjects. The selected sixty subjects were randomly divided into three groups of twenty each, out of which yogic practices Group –A (n=20) underwent Package no. 01 yogic training, yogic practices Group – B (n=20) underwent Package no. 02 yogic training. Group – C control group (n=20). Group A and B underwent training for a period of twelve weeks. The control group was not exposed to any specific training apart from their regular routine. The selected criterion variable was Total cholesterol.
Results: (a) In order to analyse the training effects of each group on the selected variable, “t” ratio was used. (b) In order to compare the effect of treatment on the selected variables among the three groups, analysis of covariance was used. Whenever, the ‘F’ ratio for adjusted post-test was found to be significant to and to determine which of the three paired means significantly differed, the Scheffe’s test was applied.
Conclusion: The study results showed that the experimental group had significantly altered selected variables namely Total Cholesterol and this was due to the influence of yogic practices.