International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

E-ISSN: 2349-4182
P-ISSN: 2349-5979

Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2017)

Effect of Nordic walking in overweight individuals

Author(s): Happy N Patel, Dr. Atharuddin Kazi
Abstract: Background: Obesity - A disorder involving excessive body fat that increases the risk of health problems. Modern lifestyle, with its lack of everyday physical activity, predisposes a person to chronic diseases increasing the morbidity and mortality rate. Nordic walking proved to be a feasible form of physical activity that can be done by nearly everybody to improve health related quality of life. Materials and Methods: 30 participants were included in this study. Their BMI, Heart rate, Blood pressure and VO2max were assessed. Nordic walking training was given for 4weeks, 5 times a week each session of 50 minutes. After 4 weeks, the parameters were re-assessed. Result: There was significant reduction in BMI, HR, BP and increase in VO2maxafter 4 weeks. Conclusion: Study concluded that, Nordic walking, less popular form of activity in India, is one of the innovative styles of walking which helps in improving the physical activity and vitals.
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