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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2019, Vol. 6, Issue 5, Part A

Assessment of life style pattern, nutritional status and morbidity profile of adults practicing yoga


Author(s): Pooja and K Geeta

Abstract: Yoga is an ancient Indian science which gives more emphasis on good life style and dietary practices. The present study aimed to assess the dietary and lifestyle pattern, morbidity profile and nutritional status of the adult yoga practitioner (YP). A total of 100 yoga practitioners of 35-45 years of age were selected. Questionnaire cum interview schedule was used to collect information and dietary intake data was gathered using FFQ. Anthropometric measurements viz. height and weight were taken and BMI was calculated for all the subjects. Results showed that majority of the YP (85%) were non-smokers, 79% never consumed alcohol and 67% were vegetarian. More of the regular yoga practitioners (49%) sleep for 7-8 hours a day as compared to irregular yoga practitioners (26%). Majority of the YP (63%) were involved in physical activity and exercise. Majority of the YP (84%) consumed their breakfast daily, 55% did not skip meals, 77% consumed fruits daily and almost all the subjects (99%) included green leafy vegetables in their diet. Most of the YP (94%) reported to be healthy and only 13-17% of the subjects had life style related problems. 75% of the subjects were not receiving any treatment and reported that they never get infections. 40.8% of regular yoga practitioner (RYP) had normal BMI as compared to 23.5% of IRYP. More of females (74%) were overweight than males (62%).

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How to cite this article:
Pooja, K Geeta. Assessment of life style pattern, nutritional status and morbidity profile of adults practicing yoga. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2019;6(5):24-29.
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