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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2019, Vol. 6, Issue 3, Part B

Effectiveness of aqua-aerobic exercises on cardio vascular fitness and weight loss among obese college students


Author(s): V Vijayaraj and Dr. MK Franklin Shaju

Abstract: Background: Aquatic exercises are safer than land-based exercises and it allows increased move¬ment amplitude and energy expenditure for obese, middle-aged, or elderly people, it is important to ascertain the phys¬iological effects of aqua aerobic exercise on health among the obese students.
Aim: To find out the effectiveness of aqua aerobics exercise on cardiovascular fitness (VO2max) and weight loss (BMI) among obese College students.
Method: A total of 15 patients were taken on basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria and method of convenient sampling. Experimental Group received aqua aerobic exercise for 12 weeks.
Result: After 12 weeks exercise program, significance improving the cardio vascular fitness and losing weight and change in BMI. The results indicate that aqua aerobic exercise conduces to a significant improvement in weight loss and cardiovascular fitness parameters of obese students. ‘t’ value of BMI is 20.55 and VO2 max is 15.9.
Conclusion: Aqua aerobic exercise as a favourable exercise environment for the obese can be advised such a significant intervention strategy for weight loss and improvement in cardiovascular fitness.


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How to cite this article:
V Vijayaraj and Dr. MK Franklin Shaju. Effectiveness of aqua-aerobic exercises on cardio vascular fitness and weight loss among obese college students. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2019; 6(3): 111-116.
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