Biomedical Research

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- Biomedical Research (2012) Volume 23, Issue 2

Moderate intensity aerobics training improves pulmonary function in young Indian men

The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of aerobic exercise training on pulmonary function tests in healthy young men. We recruited twenty; apparently healthy male medical students aged 17-20 years. The subjects participated in a 16 weeks aerobic exercise plan. Pulmonary function test was recorded before the commencement of training and at the end of training. The data were analyzed by paired ‘t’ test. P< 0.05 was considered significant. After the training there was significant improvement in pulmonary function tests (P < 0.05). In conclusion, the current study has shown that, there is significant positive relationship between aerobics training and pulmonary function in healthy young men.

Author(s): Chaitra B, Pandurang Narhare, Nagaraja Puranik and Vijay Maitri

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