EFFECT OF YOGA PRACTICES ON SELECTED PHYSIOLOGICAL VARIABLES AMONG MIDDLE AGED WOMEN
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Background: One of the most profound health issues in the developing as well as developed countries middle aged women facing so many health related problems increasing obesity rate. Research has demonstrated that obesity leads to many health complications, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, hyperlipidaemia, and hypertension. We wants to known long term benefits of regular yogic practices. Purpose: this study investigated the effect of yoga practices on selected physiological variables among middle aged women. Materials and methods: Therefore the purpose of the study was to examine sedentary middle aged women. The subjects and their age was ranged between 40 to 55 years. All the subjects were assigned to one experimental group and one control group each group consisting of 15 subjects. Yoga training was given to experimental group (Yogic practices). No training was provided to Control group. 12 weeks training was given to experimental group. The dependent ‘t’ test was applied to determine the difference between the means of two groups. To find out whether there was any significant difference between the experimental and control groups. To test the level of significant of difference between the means 0.05 level of confidence was fixed. Results: The result of the study shows that, there was a significant improvement takes place on systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and body mass index of middle aged women. Conclusions: Improved of systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and body mass index after regular yogic practices is beneficial for middle aged women. Therefore yoga practices covered in this study are beneficial for the middle aged women.
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