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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-4

Effects of yoga exercise on body shape and cardiovascular function of female college students


Department of Medicine, Northwest University, Xi'an, China

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Dr. X C Zhang
Northwest University, Xi'an 710000
China
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/MTSP.MTSP_1_19

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Objectives: The objective is to explore effects of yoga exercise on body shape and cardiovascular function of female college students. Methods: One hundred and twenty female college students were selected as the study participants, and they were randomly divided into observation group and control group, with 60 participants in each group. The control group of female college students has routine life and learning, while the observation group of college students has an 18-week yoga practice. The exercise frequency is three times a week, 90 min/times, between 50VO2 max and 60VO2 max, mainly including preparation activities, pose exercises, and relaxation exercises after the end. Moreover, the physical form index of two groups of female students was compared. Results: The body mass index, LIVI, WHR, VEK, HR, SV, SI, CI, VPELs, MSP, MDP, AC, ETK, and STR of the observation group female college students were significantly better than those in the control group. The difference between the two groups was significant, and the difference was statistically significant (P < 0.05). Conclusions: By means of yoga practice, the physical form of female college students can be obviously improved, and the function of losing weight can be achieved. It can also improve the cardiovascular function of female college students, and the effect of exercise is very remarkable.


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