Effect of yogic training on weight control and general fitness of women employees of Durgapur city
Dr. Deba Prasad Sahu
The purpose of the study is to find out the effect of yogic training on weight control and general fitness of women employees of Durgapur City in West Bengal. Total 30 (thirty) women employees of Durgapur City were chosen randomly as subjects for the study. The average age of the subjects were ranging from 25-45 years. Variables for the study were Bridge – up test, shuttle run, Harvard step test, Height, Weight, Blood Pressure and Yogic Exercises (morning and afternoon). Random group design was adopted for the study and an equal number of subjects have assigned at random two groups of 15 subjects each. The experimental treatment had given to one group served as the control. To find out the difference between initial and final test and to compare the result of two groups the ‘t’ test was used and the level of significance was 0.05 level. The results of the study indicated that in case of flexibility the treatment effect was not evident significantly in the experimental group which was superior probably to control group. This is due to duration of less treatment period. The improvement of weight in experimental group was evident as a result of yogic exercises training. The performance level of blood pressure of experimental group was significantly normal as compared to the control group.