IMPACT OF MODERATE ALTITUDE WALKING PROGRAMME ON BLOOD PRESSURE AND RESTING HEART RATE AMONG MIDDLE AGED MEN
Author(s):
Dr. Ajayakumar Koorma
Keywords:
Moderate altitude, brisk walking, resting pulse rate, resting heart rate, t-test, Livene’s test and ANCOVA.
Abstract
45 middle aged men were randomly selected as subjects from various places around Kannur, Kerala State. The age of the subjects were ranged from 40 to 45 years. The subjects were further classified at random into two equal groups of 15 subjects each in which group - I underwent moderate altitude walking, for six days per week for twenty four weeks and group - II acted as control who were not undergo any special activities other than normal activities. The experimental group underwent their training programme at a moderate hill near Kannur Town, Kannur, Kerala. The selected criterion variables such as systolic and diastolic blood pressure and resting heart rate were assessed before and after the training period. The blood pressure was assessed by using sphygmomanometer and resting heart rate was measured by using bio-monitor.
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Unique Paper ID: 157438

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 7

Page(s): 216 - 221
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