The purpose of the study was to find out the effects of yogic practices combined with physical training on selected variables among obese children. To achieve the purpose of the present study, forty five obese children from GEMS Our Own English High School, Dubai, U.A.E, were selected as subjects at random and their ages ranged from 10 to 12 years. The subjects were divided into three equal groups of fifteen obese children each. The study was formulated as a true random group design, consisting of a pre-test and post-test. The subjects (N=45) were randomly assigned to three equal groups of fifteen obese children each. The groups were assigned as combined yogic practices & physical training, physical training and control group in an equivalent manner. The group I underwent combined yogic practices & physical training, group II underwent physical training and group III acted as a control group. The two experimental groups were participated the training for a period of twelve weeks to find out the outcome of the training packages and the control group did not participated in any training programme. Dependent ‘t’ test, Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) and scheffe’s post-hoc test was administered. The combined yogic practices & physical training group had shown significant reduction on blood sugar than the physical training and control group.
Keywords: Obesity, Children, Yoga, Physical, Blood sugar.Fullscreen Mode