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NJBMS - Volume 5, Issue 3, January - March 2015

Pages: 90-92

A COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN WALKING AND WEIGHT TRAINING AS AN EXERCISE MODALITY OF PREFERENCE AMONG OBESE WOMEN

Author: VIKRAM RAJADNYA, DR MILIND V BHUTKAR

Category: Physiology

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Abstract:

Objective: This study was intended to evaluate perception of the young adult obese women towards weight training as a proper and useful modality as compared to walking.

Study design: The questionnaire-based study was conducted in a weight management clinic in Maharashtra state, India. Obese women between 18 and 40 years of age during their first visit were studied for their perception about weight training.

Results: There was no significant difference between the scores with walking and weight training indicating these as proper and useful modalitites of exercise.

Conclusions : Our results clearly indicate that weight training is perceived to be an equally proper and useful modality of exercise as compared with walking among obese women . Further studies using larger sample size are required.

Keywords: Obese women, Walking exercise, Weight training

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