International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2019, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part Y
A comparative study of selected body composition variables between yoga and non-yoga performers
AUTHOR(S): Shamider Singh and Dr. Sarbjit Singh
The present study was designed to compare the selected anthropometric variables i.e. Body Mass Index (BMI) and Hip-Waist ratio between yoga performers and non-yoga performers. A sample of Eighty (N=80) female school students from Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School Sector 56 Chandigarh were investigated in the present study, out of which forty (N=40) each were assigned to the yoga performers group and non-yoga performing group. The yoga performing group was treated as experimental group, thus, exposed to the 12 week self- developed yoga training schedule in according to the age of the sample whereas the non-yoga performing group was treated as control group, therefore, not involved in any special activity. The purposive sampling technique was used to collect the requite information. Selected anthropometric variables i.e. BMI and Hip and waist ratio health status were measured with use of Weiner and Lourie (1969) methods. Descriptive statistics and t-test was employed to compare the BMI and Hip-waist ratio between yoga and non- yoga performers. The level of significance was set at 0.05. The result of the study explicated the significant differences on the variables; B.M.I and Hip-Waist ratio between Yoga and non-yoga performers groups. Further, it is concluded that yoga therapy is very useful and beneficial in maintaining good health by reducing BMI and Hip-waist Ratio. Yoga practice has direct impact, as a safe therapeutic modality in fighting against the obesity.
Pages: 1425-1427 | 78 Views 4 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Shamider Singh, Dr. Sarbjit Singh. A comparative study of selected body composition variables between yoga and non-yoga performers. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2019;4(1):1425-1427.