Effects Of Gym Workout On Pulmonary Function Tests In Healthy Adults

Effects Of Gym Workout On Pulmonary Function Tests In Healthy Adults

  • Dr. Rajendra Atmaram Amin Associate Professor,Department Of Physiology, B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad-380016
  • Dr. Rahil Shah Second Year Resident Doctor, Department Of Physiology, B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad-380016
Keywords: Pulmonary function tests, Gym workout, Healthy adults

Abstract

Background: Physical and mental fitness are closely associated with quality of life and healthy lifestyle. Adequate amount of physical and mental fitness can be achieved by proper amount of physical activity. Due to Urbanization, sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits cardiovascular and respiratory diseases are increasing day by day. Exercise is the most important ailment that can be used to achieve health excellence. This study was done to elicit effect of gym workout on pulmonary function tests in healthy adults. Material And Methods: The present comparative study included 100 healthy individuals who newly joined gym and were willing to participate in the study and it was conducted at Life fitness, Ahmedabad. Age group of study participants was between 20-35 years. The same healthy adults were chosen as cases and controls to decrease biases and confounding factors. Pulmonary function tests were done by Spiro excel digital spirometer of Medicaid systems. Parameters like FVC, FEV1, FEV1/FVC, and PEFR were measured. Result: The study results revealed that pulmonary functions of healthy individuals who regularly did gym workout for 1 hour for 5 days a week for at least 3 months were improved. Better lung volumes, capacities and flow rates were achieved at the end of 3 months of workout period than it was before 3 months. Conclusion: This study suggests that for good respiratory and cardiovascular function regular physical activity should be part of daily routine. By the habit of doing exercise physiological, physical and mental wellbeing of individual and better quality of life can be achieved. [A R Natl J Integr Res Med, 2020; 11(4):19-21]

Published
2020-09-01
How to Cite
Dr. Rajendra Atmaram Amin, & Dr. Rahil Shah. (2020). Effects Of Gym Workout On Pulmonary Function Tests In Healthy Adults: Effects Of Gym Workout On Pulmonary Function Tests In Healthy Adults. National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine, 11(4), 19-21. Retrieved from http://nicpd.ac.in/ojs-/index.php/njirm/article/view/2853
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