1359 Morning walk as exercise – variation with age, sex and health status

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Abstract

Introduction

Exercise is the best risk and health modulator in Industrial setup but is ill-used.

Introduction

The purpose of the study is to find out, the influence of age, sex, health status, changes in blood pressure, various metabolic parameters (glucose and lipids), consequent to morning walk used as a tool of exercise vis-à-vis ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) reference man and woman.

Methods

It is prospective study conducted on 58 males and females each, with active work from 1 st Jan 2017 to 30th Jun 2017. The reasons for variation in systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, BMI, fasting blood sugar, Post prandial blood glucose, total cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol, VLDL Cholesterol are collated. The data is analysed using mean, standard deviation and percentage.

Results

The mean age of men is (n=58) 42.34±15.27 and the mean age of women is 43.06±9.77. Findings are shown in table 1.

Conclusion

Exercise has more beneficial effects in man compared to woman. It influences systolic blood pressure more than the diastolic blood pressure. Effects on HDL Cholesterol is more in woman than in men. Other cholesterol parameters, like LDL and VLDL and Total cholesterol has more impact on men compared to woman. On glucose parameters, it has equal responses.

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