Effect of increased adiposity on cardiorespiratory fitness of young Indian individuals

  • Suhas Y Shirur Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Travancore Medical College, Kollam
  • Rajeshwari L Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, JSS Medical College, Mysore
  • Swathi H N Post Graduate, Department of Community Medicine, St Johns National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore
Keywords: Body Mass Index, Cardiorespiratory fitness, Obesity, VO2max

Abstract

Incidence of obesity in early life is increasing nowadays because of faulty food habits and lack of exercise. This study was aimed to find out whether obesity affects cardiorespiratory efficiency of young adults. As VO2max is the most accepted indicator of cardiorespiratory efficiency it was compared between 30 obese and 30 non-obese subjects aged around 20-25 years. VO2max was estimated by Standard Bruce treadmill test. Various other parameters measured and calculated are weight, height, BMI, heart rate. The results showed that cardiorespiratory fitness was significantly affected (P<0.001) among obese individuals. Therefore the exercise programs can be best designed to increase caloric expenditure and thus to decrease body fat in order to improve cardiorespiratory fitness.

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Author Biography

Suhas Y Shirur, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Travancore Medical College, Kollam
PHYSIOLOGY
Published
2014-11-30
How to Cite
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Shirur S, L R, N S. Effect of increased adiposity on cardiorespiratory fitness of young Indian individuals. IJBR [Internet]. 30Nov.2014 [cited 24Oct.2018];5(11):662-4. Available from: https://ssjournals.com/index.php/ijbr/article/view/1101
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Original Research Articles