IMPACT OF HIGH-INTENSITY AEROBIC EXERCISES UPON RESTING HEART RATE & BODY MASS INDEX OF THE GIRL-ATHLETES (CASE STUDY Of GOMAL UNIVERSITY, DERA ISMAIL KHAN)

Fakiha Wadiat, Reema Aman, Marrium Bashir

Abstract


Healthful life, healthy lifestyle and regular participation in exercises are closely associated with each other. Inactive and idle lifestyle renders the person liable to several ailments and fatal diseases. To explore the relationship between attainment and maintenance of good health and exercises is the focal point of this study. To determine the effects of high-intensity aerobic exercises on the Resting heart rate (RHR) as well as the Body Mass Index (BMI) is the prime objective of the in-hand research study in perspectives of the participants. RHR is one of the most reliable indicators of health and fitness whereas BMI is used as the gauge for measuring body composition. Since it was an experimental research study, therefore, volunteer girls’ athletes n=46 (EG=23; CG=23) from Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan were included in the study. Before the start of treatment, the pre-test data in perspectives of the RHR and BMI in respect of the respondents were taken and recorded accordingly. Respondents included in an experimental were undergo the treatment of high-intensity aerobic exercises at 65-80% of the Maximum heart rate (MHR) for six weeks, 40 minutes per session and four times a week. After the specially designed six weeks’ exercises protocol, a reduction in RHR, decrease in BMI was recorded in the experimental group (p<0.05. The findings of the present study indicated a positive control in the onset of heart diseases particularly, among those who are overweight.


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High intensity, aerobic, exercise, girls, athletes

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