2018, Vol. 3, Issue 2
A comparative study between yoga and walking on blood pressure and reaction time
Author(s): Nirmalendu Gayen, Asit Mahara and Brajanath Kundu
The purpose of the study was to find out the effects of Yoga and Walking on blood pressure and reaction time. In this study 10 middle aged men were concluded as the subjects. The mean age of the subjects was 49 years. In this study the researcher used standard sphygmomanometer to measure the Blood pressure and Ruler Drop Test was used to measure the reaction time. Every variable was measured three times, at the time of resting condition, after walking and after practicing yoga. After taking the measure at resting condition the researcher told to the subjects to perform 20 minutes walking. The researcher measured the blood pressure and reaction time immediately after completing the 20 minutes of walking. The subjects were allowed to take few minutes of rest then the practiced 20 minutes of yoga and again the variables were tested. The mean catching distance at resting condition was 18.68 cm (near about 80 milliseconds). The mean catching distance after 20 minutes of walking and 20 minutes of were 16.71 (near about 60 milliseconds) and 17.66 (near about 70 milliseconds) which is better than resting condition but not significant. Significant difference found in systolic blood pressure between Yoga and Walking. But there was no significant difference in diastolic blood pressure. Significant difference in systolic blood pressure found between yoga and walking. Yoga showed a better reduction in systolic blood pressure. Whereas no significant difference found in diastolic blood pressure. Yoga and walking both showed a better performance in reaction time test compared with control condition but the level was not significant.
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How to cite this article:
Nirmalendu Gayen, Asit Mahara, Brajanath Kundu. A comparative study between yoga and walking on blood pressure and reaction time. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(2):484-485.