International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 1, Issue 5 (2015)

Effect of yogic practices and brisk walking on anxiety among hypertensive men


Manivannan L, Prabhusaran N, Elangovan R

The purpose of the study was to find the effect of yogic practices and brisk walking on anxiety among hypertensive men. The selected samples were equally divided into three groups (n=30). Group I underwent yogic practices, Group II underwent brisk walking and Group III acted as control (inactive rest). The study was formulated by the random design, consisting of a pre test and posttest. Pretest were conducted for all the 90 subjects on anxiety. The experimental groups participated in their respective yogic practices and brisk walking exercises for a period of twelve weeks. The post tests were conducted for all the subjects again on the selected psychological variable – anxiety after experimentation of yogic practices and brisk walking exercises. The data obtained were analyzed by Analysis of Covariance to assess the significant difference among the groups. It is concluded that yogic practices and brisk walking reduced anxiety effectively.
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