Vol. 2, Issue 8 (2015)
Assessment of aerobic exercise and yogic practice on blood pressure
Author(s): Dr. R Sevi
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of aerobic exercise and yogic exercises on blood pressure. to achieve this purpose of the study sixty men students studying physical education and sports sciences, Annamalai University. Annamalai Nagar, were selected as subjects at random. The selected subjects were randomly divided in to three groups and each group consists of twenty subjects each, such as aerobic exercises group and yogic exercise group and control group. The group-I underwent aerobic exercises programme, group–II underwent yogic exercise programme for three days per week for twelve weeks. Group-III acted as control, they did not participate any special training programmes apart from their regular physical education activities as per their curriculum. Among the Systolic Pressure (SP) and Diastolic Pressure (DP) as criterion variable. All the subjects of three groups were tested on selected dependent variables at prior to and immediately after the training programme. The analysis of covariance was used to analysis the significant difference, if any among the groups. The 0.05 level of confidence was fixed as the level of significance to test the “F” ratio obtained by the analysis of covariance, which was considered as an appropriate. The results of the study revealed that there was a significant difference among aerobic exercises group, yogic exercise and control group on Systolic Pressure (SP) and Diastolic Pressure (DP).