International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2017)

Effect of Nordic walking in overweight individuals


Happy N Patel, Dr. Atharuddin Kazi

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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