International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2019, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part X
Effect of exercise on thyroid stimulating hormone and body mass index level on obese adolescent boys
AUTHOR(S): Dr. V Murugu Valavan
Obesity results in many endocrine abnormalities. The aim of the present research is to study the effect of exercise on thyroid stimulating hormone and body mass index level on obese adolescent boys. The present experimental study was conducted among 15 euthyroid obese children with higher normal TSH level in the age group of 14-16 years. After measuring the height and weight of the samples using standardized equipments, BMI was calculated by dividing weight (kg) by height square (meter square) and the obtained value was plotted on the age- and gender-specific Centers for Disease Control (CDC) BMI growth charts to obtain a percentile ranking. BMI percentiles were calculated using CDC charts for boys aged 2 to 20 years. Obesity was defined as a BMI ≥95th percentile for age and gender. Overweight was defined as a BMI percentile of ≥85% to <95%, and healthy weight as a BMI percentile of ≥5% to <85%. Blood samples were collected and TSH levels were measured in a laboratory. Following baseline assessment, all selected subjects underwent a 12-weeks aerobic physical activity for 5 days a week. The programme started with warm up for 10 minutes followed by jogging carried out with 60% intensity for twenty minutes and ended with cool down exercise for 10 mts. BMI and TSH level were measured after six weeks work out. The results showed significant difference in BMI and TSH levels. Though there was difference in weight between pre and post test, it was found to be insignificant.
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Dr. V Murugu Valavan. Effect of exercise on thyroid stimulating hormone and body mass index level on obese adolescent boys. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2019;4(1):1274-1276.