Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2019)
12 weeks programme of yoga with aerobic dance on blood pressure, blood sugar level in pre-diabetic sedentary individuals
Author(s): Rajesh Kannan S, Arun B, Punitha Kumar RK
Abstract: Sedentary life style is when an individual doing less than 30 minutes of physical activity on most of days of week. Yoga is our traditional technique which promotes active life style and also to promote healthy living. Aerobic dance is a form of exercises which promotes exercise through dance. There are studies about yoga and aerobics on blood pressure and blood sugar levels but there is no head to head comparison was made, so this study was aimed to compare the effect of yoga and aerobic dance on blood sugar and blood pressure levels. 66 participants were selected using random sampling method and they were divided into two groups, yoga group and aerobic group. Both underwent a protocol of exercises for 12 weeks. Fasting blood glucose, Systolic & Diastolic blood pressure were calculated. SPSS 21.0 was used to evaluate the variables. The result of the study shows that yoga and aerobics show significant improvement within the groups whereas between the groups there was no differences exist.