2018, Vol. 3, Issue 2
Effect of walking training on physiological changes among overweight women
Author(s): Dr. P Anandhan
The aim of the present study was to determine the influence of walking training program on physiological changes among overweight women. For this purpose, twelve overweight women (BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2) were randomly selected as subjects from Chidambaram, India. The selected subjects were age, height and weight ranged was 37 ± 7 years, 172 ± 8 cm and 85 ± 12 kg respectively. The duration of walking training program was 12 weeks and given about from 30 to 45 minutes per day. Physiological analyses were done on RHR, VO2 max and Percentage of Body Fat to find out the significant effect of after training on women. The resting heart rate of the subjects was measured using radial pulse test and VO2 max of the subject was measured through conducting cooper 12 minutes’ walk/run test and then % body fat of the subjects was measured using skin fold thickness method. To analyses the collected data used “t” ratio at 0.05 level of confidence. The result of study show that the 12 weeks walking training is widely believed to induce changes in the resting heart rate, vo2 max and % body fat level in overweight women. It was concluded that there was a significant decreased on resting heart rate and % body fat increased on vo2 max after the 12 weeks walking training among overweight women.
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Dr. P Anandhan. Effect of walking training on physiological changes among overweight women. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2018; 3(2): 1207-1210.