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Impact of yogic practices and aerobic training on systolic blood pressure among middle aged women

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Ananthapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 2 Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Ananthapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, India

Res. J. of Physical Education Sci., Volume 5, Issue (6), Pages 1-4, December,23 (2017)

Abstract

The study mainly focused on assessing the impact of yogic practices and aerobic training on systolic blood pressure among middle aged women. To reach the goal of the investigation, 45 middle-aged women were selected subjects randomly. Their age ranges from 35 to 45 years. Subjects were teachers of several schools in Ananthapuramu, Ananthapuramu (Dist.), Andhra Pradesh, India and therefore there were no differences in the routine life model and are therefore considered as a homogeneous group. Systolic blood pressure has been selected as a dependent variable for the study. Selected subjects were subdivided into 2 experimental groups and one control group with 15 subjects each (n = 15). Experimental Group I (YPG) has undergone yogic practices, Group II (ATG) has been subjected to aerobic training and Group III served as a control group (CG) during the 12-week training period. Data on the dependent variable selected for pre and post tests were collected two days before and two days after the training program, respectively. Data on systolic blood pressure was collected utilizing stopwatch, Electronic Sphygmomanometer, and nose clip. Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to evaluate the data collected from the three groups to find out the significant improvement. If F-ratio was relevant Scheffe test was utilized as post Hoc test to discover which coupled means differed significantly. In every case, the significance statistical criterion was set as 0.05 confidence level (P<0.05). From the outcomes of the work it was conclude that two experimental groups, namely the yogic practices group (YPG) and the aerobic training group (ATG), achieved significant improvements over the control group (CG) to improve systolic blood pressure. It has also been shown that the yogic practice group was found better than the aerobic training group in improving systolic blood pressure in middle-aged women.

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