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Effect of Health-Related Physical Fitness Programmes on the Cardio-Respiratory Function of Sedentary Students


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Page : 58-62

Keywords : Health Related Physical Fitness Programme; Resting Heart Rate; Vital Capacity; Breath Holding Capacity;

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The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of health related physical fitness programmes that are covered in the academic programme of physical education department on the cardio respiratory functions of sedentary students. Fifteen sedentary male students studying in different colleges of the Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University Nanded, Maharashtra, India volunteered to be the subjects for the study. The mean age, height and weight of these students were 20.3+2.66 years, 172.33+5.99 cm. and 69.29+4.01kg respectively. Resting heart rate, vital capacity, breath holding capacity after expiration and inspiration and respiratory rate were recorded at the begging of 2009-2010 academic year in this study on all the subjects. The health related physical fitness programme was administered for twelve weeks, 5 days a week and for 120 minutes a day. Mean scores and standard division were take and paired t-test was applied. A significant effect on resting heart rate (t=4.44, p

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