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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 6, Part D

Exploring the physiological effects of integrated intervention of yoga and diet counseling


Author(s): Manjula Suri, Namita Saini, Shipra Gupta, Vaishali Pathak, Ishita Agarwal, Shally Sharma, Antra Negi, Sheeba Hoda, Sandhya, Neha Masoriya, Yamini Saini, Ritu Yadav and Shilpa Sharma

Abstract: Various researchers reported that both yoga and diet counseling have individually shown benefits in health as well as sickness. These two interventions improved domains of physiological parameters. However, there are very few studies evaluating the additive effect of these two interventions. Therefore, present study was designed to observe the effect of an integrated intervention package including yoga training and diet counseling on health status of young college-going females. The study compared the effects of 3 months of yoga training and diet counseling on physiological parameters e.g. (i) anthropometric variables like body weight, height, Body Mass Index, waist circumference, hip circumference and waist hip ratio (ii) cardio-respiratory variables like systolic and diastolic Blood Pressure (BP), pulse rate and oxygen saturation (iii) pain perception variables like pain threshold and pain tolerance in 60 young college-going females. All differences were pre-post intervention within the group. Three months program of yoga and diet counseling showed a significant (p<0.05; by utilizing paired T-test) decrease in systolic blood pressure (SBP) in post-intervention group as compared to pre-intervention group but no beneficial effects were observed in the other variables assessed. It was concluded that both yoga and diet counseling improved systolic BP in college-going young girls.

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How to cite this article:
Manjula Suri, Namita Saini, Shipra Gupta, Vaishali Pathak, Ishita Agarwal, Shally Sharma, Antra Negi, Sheeba Hoda, Sandhya, Neha Masoriya, Yamini Saini, Ritu Yadav and Shilpa Sharma. Exploring the physiological effects of integrated intervention of yoga and diet counseling. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2016; 3(6): 220-226.
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