Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)
Analyse the changes on high density lipoprotein cholesterol in response to yogic practices among middle aged men and women of different age groups
Author(s): Dr. I Devi Vara Prasad, Dr. Y Wise Blessed Singh
Abstract: The intention of this investigation was to examine the changes on high density lipoprotein cholesterol in response to yogic practices among middle aged men and women of different age groups. To achieve the purpose of this study sixty middle aged people were selected, in which 30 subjects were men and remaining 30 subjects were women. They were further categorized into four sub-groups of 15 subjects each. The first one is 40-44 age groups of men and women separately and another one 45-49 age groups of men and women separately. The selected participants were the inhabitants of Guntur, a metropolitan city in the State of Andhra Pradesh, India, and they were in the age group of 40 to 49 years. Random group design was used for the study, as it was most appropriate technique. The high density lipoprotein cholesterol was selected as dependent variables for the study. During the training period, the experimental groups underwent yoga training six days a week for twelve weeks. The data collected from different age category of men and women before to and after the completion of the training period were statistically analyzed for significant difference if any, by applying dependent ‘t’ test. To eliminate the influence of pre test, the net mean gains were computed separately. The paired mean gains of groups were tested for significance by applying independent ‘t’ test. Three-way analysis of variance was used to find out the influence of each factor independently and also their combined influence on each of the selected variables. The level of confidence was fixed at 0.05 for significance. The result of the study reveals that due to the effect of yoga training the high density lipoprotein cholesterol of 40-44 and 45-49 age category men and women were significantly increased. It also confers the existence of insignificant difference on high density lipoprotein cholesterol among gender in relevance to different age categories during pre and post tests.