2018, Vol. 3, Issue 2
Influence of brisk walking, aerobics and Yogasanas on strength and static balance among geriatric men
Author(s): A Jemima and Dr. K Jothi
This study was to compare the influence of brisk walking, aerobics exercises and Yogasanas on strength and statis balance among geriatric men. Based on a survey on treatments, place of residence, interest and ability to participate in the study 60 geriatric men in the age group between 60 and 70 years were assigned into four groups of which first group served as brisk walking group (BWG), second group served as aerobic exercises (AEG) group, third group served as Yogasana group (YG) and the fourth group was control group (CG). They were measured of their strength using sit and stand test and static balance which formed pre test scores. The subjects were involved in their respective experimental protocols and post test scores were collected immediately after the completion of the experimental period of 12 weeks. The results on strength and balance due to brisk walking, aerobic exercise and yogic practices among geriatric men showed significant improvement as the obtained F values of 31.42 and 11.20 were significant and the Scheffe’s post hoc analysis results showed compared to control group, brisk walking group, aerobic exercise group and yogic practices significantly improved strength and balance. The comparisons among treatment groups proved that yogic practice was significantly better than brisk walking and aerobic exercise in improving strength and there was no significant difference among experimental groups on balance of geriatric men. It was concluded that geriatric men who were unable to do yogic practices may undergo walking practices to maintain their strength and balance.
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How to cite this article:
A Jemima, Dr. K Jothi. Influence of brisk walking, aerobics and Yogasanas on strength and static balance among geriatric men. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(2):452-454.