Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2017)
Effect of 4 weeks yoga and continuous running on body mass index of college students
Author(s): Anjumanara Khatun
Abstract: A lot of advisor made and general physical fitness training programs are developed and are in place for good health. The search for an ideal fitness training program that improves health related fitness is never ending. There are controversies due to different kinds of training program in choosing and using them for non-sports persons especially those youth who are medically unfit. Each college student in the present study had been diagnosed medically with at least one lifestyle related metabolic disorder. This study was aimed to see the effect of 4-week yoga and continuous running on Body Mass Index of college students. Depending on scientific evidence it was hypothesized that there will be significant difference, between pre and post training BMI values. Repeated measures experimental research design was used; pertaining to data collection pre and post and male students in the age group of 20 to 25 years performed yoga asana followed by continuous running. Statistical analysis such as mean, standard deviation, paired sample t-test and tables by entering the data into SPSS version-20 and MS Excel 2007. 60 students of mean age: 20.82±1.51yrs; mean height 1, 67 ± .068 meters; mean body mass 71.6 ± 5.35 Kg showed statistically significant difference at P<0.05/0.01 in the bodv weight and BMI value.