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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology


EFFECT OF AEROBIC TRAINING ON VO2 MAX AND OTHER PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS IN WORKING WOMEN


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Author Details: Karadkhedkar S, Somwanshi ND

Volume : 2

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 105

Article End Page : 107


Abstract

Background: Low level of aerobic fitness is an inevitable consequence of physical inactivity and sedentary lifestyle that some experts state to be the most important public health problem of the 21st century. Working women have more stress than nonworking women. Increasing amount of work stress at home and also at work place. .The concept of aerobic exercise for reducing anxiety & improving cardio respiratory parameters has created a great interest in medical research field. The present study was conducted to assess the effect of 16 weeks of aerobic exercise on different physiological parameters like pulse rate, respiratory rate, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, breath holding time and VO2 max (Maximal Oxygen Consumption).

Methods: Thrity healthy young adult female subjects between age 30 to 45 years were selected for study. Subjects practiced aerobic exercise at least 5 days a week. VO2 max was calculated by Queens college step test, pulse rate by palpatory method, respiratory rate and breath holding time visually, systolic and diastolic blood pressure by mercury sphygmomanometer. All parameters were calculated before and after 16 weeks of aerobic training program.
Results: Study demonstrated that 16 weeks of aerobic training produced favorable changes in all cardiovascular parameters.

Keywords: Working women, Aerobic exercise, VO2 max, Queens College step test