2017, Vol. 2, Issue 1
Effect of speed and duration of walking on body weight and cholesterol level: A pilot study
Author(s): Nirmalendu Gayen
The main aim of this study was to find out what kind of walking is best suitable for the people with overweight and high level of cholesterol. There were two types of walking used in this study. In type-I, 40 minutes duration was fixed for 12 weeks and after every four weeks intensity was increased. Type-II walking was started with 30 minutes duration and after every four weeks duration and intensity both have increased simultaneously. At the starting of walking, Intensity of was 120 steps/minutes for both the groups and it’s increased 130 steps/minutes after 4 weeks and last four weeks it’s 140 steps/minutes. There were two groups in this study, Experimental group-I and Experimental group-II. Total 10 subjects were selected for the study. There were 5 subjects in each group. Bodyweight and cholesterol level of all the subjects were measured at the time of pre-test and post-test. After completing the schedule of 12 weeks walking, significant mean difference found between pre-test and post-test at both the groups. The mean value of bodyweight and cholesterol level at the time of post-test (77.64 kg and 171.9) is lower than the value of pre-test (81.02 kg and 182.2) were found at Experimental group-I. The mean value of bodyweight and cholesterol level at the time of post-test (75.14 kg and 198.4) is lower than the value of pre-test (78.72 kg and 230.2) were found at Experimental group-II. From this study the conclusion may be drawn that both types of walking is very helpful for the people with overweight and high level of cholesterol. Experimental group-II is showing better result than Experimental group-I. But it is not sure that type-II walking is more effective for the people with overweight and high level of cholesterol as because the sample size is too small. To establish the theory that type-II walking is more effective than type-I, a larger sample is required.
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Nirmalendu Gayen. Effect of speed and duration of walking on body weight and cholesterol level: A pilot study. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2017;2(1):398-400.