Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 7; Issue 3 (June 2019)

Page No.: 3104-3107

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2019.133


Namrata Parekh.

B.N.Patel college of physiotherapy, Anand, Gujarat, India.

Address for Correspondence: Dr. Namrata  Parekh, B.N.Patel college of physiotherapy, Anand, Gujarat, India. E-Mail: parekhnamr@gmail.com


Background: Obesity in women is associated with alterations in the reproductive cycle with a reduction in fertility, as well as an increased risk of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and infrequent or no ovulation. Overweight women with PCOS have a tendency towards insulin resistance and are prone to developing diabetes, particularly in later life. All these issues make the treatment of infertility more  complicated and less successful .Furthermore the tendency toward menstrual and ovarian disturbances associated with obesity may predispose to an increased risk of ovarian, breast and endometrial cancer. In fact it is now clear the incidence of all gynaecological cancer increases with increasing BMI .

Method: Fifty  female  aged  between 20 and 60 years of age who were  body mass index greater than 25kg/cm2 eligible for this study. Use of long stick  20 times repeated movements. female doing long stick exercise 25 minutes per day. During the exercise sessions, subjects were led by an instructor, and  they imitated the motions and postures at the same speed. After 40 days of exercise program Arm and chest girth measured by measuring tap.

Result: The  result  of  50 subjects  was  analyzed  using  SPSS  version  16.0. The  level  of  significance  was  kept  at  p<0.05. The  data  was  screened  by mann – Whitney U test. A total of 50 subjects volunteered to participated  in this study.

Conclusion: For Arm girth ,Pre and post significant difference was founded. For Chest girth, Pre and post significant difference was founded.

Key words: Long stick exercise, obesity, female.


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Cite this article: Namrata Parekh. LONG STICK EXERCISE TO REDUCE ARM AND CHEST GIRTH IN OBESE FEMALE INDIVIDUALS. Int J Physiother Res 2019;7(3):3104-3107. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2019.133