Background: A growing body of recent research reports indicates that Platelet variables are influenced by immediate and regular exercise habits.
Aim of the Study: The specific aim of this study was to examine the immediate and one week endurance exercise effect on platelets.
Method: Subjects: For this study two male healthy, non smoker aged between 20-22 years were selected as subject.
Variables Studied: Platelet count was measured from the blood sample.
Exercise Protocol: After collecting the blood subjects were instructed to run continuously for 30minutes with moderate intensity. Design of the Study: Before commencement of the one week endurance training, initially (pretest) basal level of Platelet was measured immediate and after the 30 minutes of continuous running. Again posttest sample were collected after one week of 30 minutes regular moderate endurance running.
Statistics: Data of subject 1 & 2 were reported in the form of mean and standard deviation.
Results: Mean value of platelet before one week was recorded as, initially 252.5 ± 0.60Lakh/cmm and after 30 minutes of endurance exercise 221 ± 0.49 Lakh/cmm. Finally, after one week of 30 minutes regular endurance running the mean values of platelet count was 220.5 ± 0.34 (pretest) and after posttest (30 minutes exercise) 206 ± 0.19 Lakh/cmm.
Conclusion: From this study it can be concluded that short term moderate exercise can change platelet count.