2017, Vol. 2, Issue 1
Effect of yogic practice, naturopathy, on selected biochemical variables among obese college men students
Author(s): Dr. KA Ramesh
Aim of the study was to determine the effects of naturopathy, yogic practice on selected biochemical variables among obese college students. For this study forty five (N=45) obese boys students studying various colleges affiliated to Anna University, BIT Campus, Trichy, Tamilnadu State, India during the academic year 2015-2016 were selected randomly as subjects. The subjects were assigned at random into three groups of fifteen each (n=15). Group-I underwent Naturopathy treatment (n=15), Group-II underwent Yogic practices (n=15) and Group-III acted as Control. The exercise period was limited to six weeks. Among the bio-chemical variables Total cholesterol and Triglycerides (TGL), were selected as dependent variables. All the groups were tested on the selected criterion variables prior to and immediately after the training programme for a period of six weeks. The data on Total Cholesterol and Triglycerides (TGL) were assessed by Blood sample tests. The data collected before and after the experimentation of the treatment, Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) were used to analyze the post training significance. The level of significance test ‘F’ ratio obtained by the Analysis of Covariance was fixed at 0.05 level of confidence, which was considered to be more appropriate in view of the fact that very high sophisticated equipments were not used for more stringent level of significance. Whenever the obtained “F’ ratio value for adjusted post test mean was found to be significant, the Scheffe’s test was applied as post hoc test to determine the paired men differences, if any. The results of the study showed, the experimental groups namely, Naturopathy treatment (Group-I) and yogic practices (Group-II) had significantly improved in Total cholesterol and Triglycerides (TGL). Significant differences in achievements were found between Naturopathy treatment and yogic practices in all the selected criterion variables such as Total cholesterol and Triglycerides. The yogic practices group was found to have greater impact on the Group concerned than the Naturopathy treatment group on the respective group and Control group in enhancing the performance of Total cholesterol and Triglycerides.
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Dr. KA Ramesh. Effect of yogic practice, naturopathy, on selected biochemical variables among obese college men students. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2017; 2(1): 78-80.