Ankita P. Bhanushali, Basavaraj Chandu
Abstract: Background: India is the third most obese country in the world. Abdominal fat deposition increases ones risk of CAD, carcinoma, hypertension, atherosclerosis, hypercholesterolemia. Objective: To compare the effects of abdominal crunches v/s selective Yogasanas on abdominal girth. Outcome measure: Girth measurement in cm at umbilical level. Methodology: 40 participants were divided in two groups for abdominal crunches and yogasanas, 4 weeks intervention was carried out with 5 supervised sessions per week. Result: Statistically significant reduction of abdominal girth in each of the group as well as between the group. Conclusion: Yogasanas and Crunches both are effective in reducing abdominal girth, but better improvement was found in yoga performing group.
Keywords: abdominal girth, abdominal crunches, yogasanas