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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Comparative Study of Effects of Selective Yogasanas and Abdominal Crunches on Abdominal Girth

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


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