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title:EFFECT OF MODERATE AEROBIC EXERCISE TRAINING ON PULMONARY FUNCTIONS AND ITS CORRELATION WITH THE ANTIOXIDANT STATUS

Author:Anju Madan Gupt, Mukesh Kumar, Rajesh Kumar Sharma, Rajesh Misra, Anadi Gup

Keywords:Aerobic exercise, Pulmonary functions, Antioxidant status

Type:Original Article

Abstract:Background: Nowadays, keeping fit has become a primary concern and one of the methods to remain fit is by aerobic exercises. These exercises are performed at moderate level of intensity for extended period of time. The term “aerobic exercises” and the specific exercise methods were developed by Kenneth H. Coopper and Col. Pauline Potts. Aim: The aim of the present study was to see the effect of moderate Aerobic exercise training on pulmonary functions and its correlation with antioxidant status. Methodology: 30 healthy volunteers in the age group of 18-22 years were screened. They underwent short term moderate aerobic exercise training. Various Pulmonary function tests including FVC, MVV & SVC were taken prior to aerobic exercise training and later after the exercise period. Antioxidant status was assessed by the level of malondialdehyde in plasma. Result: FVC showed a significant increase while PEFR, IRV, MVV and MRF showed a highly significant increase after the aerobic exercise training. Physical exercise also provided a favorable change in the biochemical parameters such as MDA. Conclusion: We concluded that indulgence in regular physical exercise can result in betterment of health in general and improvement in pulmonary functions and antioxidant status in particular.

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