A Study on the effectiveness of aerobic dance in reducing body fat mass and increasing cardio vascular endurance.

Thirumoorthi, - (2011) A Study on the effectiveness of aerobic dance in reducing body fat mass and increasing cardio vascular endurance. Masters thesis, RVS College of Physiotherapy, Coimbatore.


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INTRODUCTION: Aerobic exercise is a physical exercise that is closely associated with anaerobic exercises and, because they use oxygen to let the muscle generate energy, aerobic exercises include all types of exercising but are concentrated mainly on those that are performed at levels of intensity that may be described as being moderate and for extended lengths of time. Aerobic exercise will help to maintain a higher heart rate and the oxygen is used to burn the fats and glucose to produce adenosine triphosphate, which is the carrier of basic energy for each and every cell. At the beginning of aerobic exercises, glycogen gets broken down in order to produce glucose but if there is no glucose present, it would result in fat beginning to decompose. The decomposition of fat is a process that takes its time and also result in performance levels going down. When the body starts to use fat as a fuel, it causes what marathon runners call hitting the wall. OBJECTIVES: 1. To create awareness among the public about the physical fitness. 2. To create awareness about the ill effects of excess body fat mass. 3. To inform the public, dance as the best form of cardiac exercise. 4. To give an idea about the impact of aerobic dance in reducing body fat mass and improving cardiac endurance. 5. To give proper knowledge to the gym instructors and aerobic trainers about the effect of aerobic dance. METHOD: Sample Population - 30 members. Research Design - Descriptive Study. Research Setting - Figure in Fitness gym, Tirupur. Inclusion criteria : Females of Age group 19 to 25 years, Body fat mass above 15 Kg. Exclusion criteria ; Extremely obese females, Females with cardio pulmonary complications, Lower limb pathology, Disc problems. RESULTS: The study is done with 30 subjects testing their body Fat Mass and cardiac endurance, they are given aerobic classes for 3 weeks with 4 days / week, they all have developed cardiac endurance and decreased in body Fat Mass. The calculated paired 't' values are 5.75 for Body Fat Mass and 14.61 for total body vo2 and the 't' table value is 3.66 values at 0.001 levels. Since the calculated 't' value is more than the 't' table value, there is significant change in body fat mass and cardiac endurance following aerobic dance thereby we are going to accept alternate hypothesis and reject null hypothesis. CONCLUSION: The study was carried out in 30 subjects. They were given aerobic dance for 3 weeks. They were pre and post tested for body fat mass and vo2 max. The results were calculated using paired t test. The resulting t values show that there is significant increase in cardiac endurance and reduction in body fat mass following aerobic dance. And I conclude the study as aerobic dance has significant effect in the reduction of body fat mass and increasing cardiac endurance.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: aerobic dance, reducing body fat mass, cardio vascular endurance.
Subjects: PHYSIOTHERAPY > Sports Physiotherapy
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2017 02:10
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2020 00:34
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/2803

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