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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2018, Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part B

Cardiovascular responses among individuals who practice either Tai Chi Chuan or yoga during six minute walk test


Author(s): Martin Ebenezer Chellappan, Jemeela S and Ngo Jia Sheng

Abstract: Tai Chi Chuan, a Chinese traditional conditioning exercise, has shown to improve the quality of life in elderly people. It decreases the risk of multiple falls but also improve the cardiorespiratory fitness in elderly people. Whereas yoga, a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated from India, uses different posture in promoting physical fitness.
Objective: To determine the effect of six minute walk test on the cardiovascular responses among individuals who practice Tai Chi Chuan and yoga.
Procedure: 16 participants were recruited each in TCC and yoga group. The BP and HR taken before and after the test were compared in groups. The mean differences in BP and HR before and after the test were compared among the group.
Result: Comparison of HR and BP before and after the test in the groups were done and was found to have significant difference (p<0.001) in both groups. An independent T test was used to analyse the mean difference in SBP (mean=0,062, sd=1.22) and HR (mean=6.875, sd=5.53) among yoga and TCC group. Result show no significant difference among both groups (p>0.05).
Conclusion: Null hypothesis was accepted. There was no significant difference found in individual who practices either TCC or yoga.


Pages: 100-107  |  550 Views  13 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
Martin Ebenezer Chellappan, Jemeela S and Ngo Jia Sheng. Cardiovascular responses among individuals who practice either Tai Chi Chuan or yoga during six minute walk test. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2018; 5(5): 100-107.
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