Vol 1 No 4 (2012): Volume 1, Issue 4, year 2012

Impact of Yoga and Physical Exercise on Resting Heart Rate among Diabetic Patients

George Abraham
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India.
P. S Sankaranarayanan
Associate Professor in Physical Education, SNM College, Malyankara, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India.
Published December 30, 2012
  • Yogic exercise,
  • physical activity,
  • resting heart rate,
  • type2 diabetes
How to Cite
Abraham, G., & Sankaranarayanan, P. S. (2012). Impact of Yoga and Physical Exercise on Resting Heart Rate among Diabetic Patients. International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports, 1(4), 22-27. https://doi.org/10.26524/1243

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 The purpose of this study was to analyse the impact of yoga and physical exercise on resting heart rate among diabetes patients. Thirty type -2 female diabetic patients (n = 30) from Rajah Muthiah Medical College Hospital, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu were randomly selected as subjects. The age of the subjects ranged from 35 to 45 years. The subjects divided into three equal groups of ten subjects each (n = 10). In which, group I underwent yogic exercises (YEG), group II underwent physical activities (PAG) for six days per week for sixteen weeks and group III acted as control (CG) who did not undergo any special training programme apart from their regular activities. Resting heart rate was selected as a test variable and assessed before and after the training period. The collected data were statistically analysed by using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) and Scheffe‟s test was applied as post hoc test to determine the paired mean difference. From the results of the study, it was found that there was a significant reduction (p ≤ 0.05) in resting heart rate of training groups when compared to control group.


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