International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medical Science | India | Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024 | Rating: 6 / 10


Impact of Treadmill Training on Heart Rate Recovery among Healthy Versus Obese Collegiate Men

Aravind S. | Senthil Selvam P. | Radhakrishnan R. | Kishore Kumar R.


Abstract: Aim: To analyze the impact of treadmill training on heart rate recovery among healthy vs obese collegiate men. Background: Heart rate recovery following a physical exertion reflects the integrity of the autonomic control of the heart. Delayed heart rate recovery indicates a poor parasympathetic modulation, which is said to be an underlying factor for cardiac disorders in later life. There are few literatures which suggest that obesity is linked with autonomic derangement of heart. Aerobic training in general has been found beneficial in improving the autonomic integrity of the cardiovascular system. This study focuses on the influence of aerobic training in the form of treadmill exercise on improving the heart rate recovery time in obese young collegiate men. Methods: 30 subjects were randomly separated into two groups as follows:15 healthy collegiate men in one group and 15 obese collegiate men in another group. Heart rate values obtained from a standard 12 lead ECG machine is recorded before starting the treadmill training in both groups, then treadmill training starts with continuous monitoring of the heart rate throughout the session, the duration of which is about 30mins per day and it continues for 4 weeks. The heart rate recovery would be screened from the heart rate values pre & post training. Results: Heart rate recovery seems to improve following treadmill training among both healthy & obese collegiate men. Conclusion: The study was conducted to assess the effect of treadmill training on heart rate recovery in healthy and obese collegiate men. The study concluded that both the group A and B reveal effective changes in heart rate recovery. However, group B (obese) collegiate men showed drastic change than group A (normal BMI).


Keywords: Body mass index, Treadmill, Heart rate recovery, obesity


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024,


Pages: 1681 - 1684


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