Soumya Ghosh and Ashoke Mukherjee
Context: Yoga is an excellent exercise for improving core muscle and back strength and stimulates growth and energy.
Aim: The present study aimed to determine the effect of six weeks of hatha yoga training on the performance of functional lines and BMI (Body Mass Index) of obese children.
Methods and Materials: In this randomized controlled trial, ten (10) male children aged 12 to 18 years from Bolpur, Birbhum, West Bengal, India have been randomly selected by their BMI level and divided into two groups, i.e., Hatha Yoga Training Group (HYG) (N=05) and Control Group (CG) (N=05) according to WHO BMI Index The HYG received a six-week Hatha Yoga training program, and the CG did normal physical activities. The performance of functional lines is tested by the 'Bunkie Test' before and after the training program.
Results: Significant improvement in the performance of functional lines and BMI was found by analysing and comparing the pre-test and post-test scores through descriptive analysis and ANCOVA among the obese children of HYG and CG. We also find out the improvement percentage of both two groups.
Conclusions: Six weeks of Hatha Yoga training program effectively improves functional lines' performance and reduces fatness and BMI among obese children.
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