2019, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part R
Effects of yoga on body composition and cardio: Pulmonary functions of 16-18 years healthy female volunteers
AUTHOR(S): Indranil Manna
The present study was aimed to find out the effects of yoga on body composition and cardio-pulmonary functions on young healthy female volunteers. For this purpose eighty one healthy female volunteers (age 16–18 yrs) were screened randomly from Midnapore District, West Bengal, India. All the volunteers went through a medical examination performed by Physicians. Twenty one volunteers were excluded and the remaining sixty (n = 60) volunteers were randomly divided into two groups: (a) Yoga Group (n = 30) and (b) Control Group (n = 30). Yoga training - 60 min/d, 06 d/wk for 12 wks was followed in yoga group with no yoga training in control group. Significant reduction (P<0.05) in body fat, body mass, BMI, SBP, RHR and RR; and increase (P<0.05) in FVC, FEV1, PEFR, MVV and BHT were noted in the yoga group after 12 weeks of yoga training when compared to baseline data. Further, the control group had significantly (P<0.05) higher body fat, total fat mass, body mass, SBP, RHR and RR; and (P<0.05) lower FVC and MVV when compared to yoga group after 12 weeks of study. It can be suggested that yoga practice may reduce body fat and the chance of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases.
Pages: 985-991 | 702 Views 36 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Indranil Manna. Effects of yoga on body composition and cardio: Pulmonary functions of 16-18 years healthy female volunteers. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2019;4(1):985-991.