The purpose of the study was to find out the comparative effect of aerobic exercises and yogic practice on selected physiological variables among UG level students of Tumkur University. To achieve the purpose of the present study, eighty UG level students of Tumkur University, Karnataka State, India were selected as subjects at random and their ages ranged from 18 to 21 years. The subjects were divided into four equal groups of twenty subjects each. Group I acted as Experimental Group I (Aerobic Exercises), Group II acted as Experimental Group II (Yogic Practices), Group III acted as Experimental Group III (Combined Aerobic and yogic practices) and Group IV acted as Control Group. The requirement of the experiment procedures, testing as well as exercise schedule was explained to the subjects so as to get full co-operation of the effort required on their part and prior to the administration of the study. The duration of experimental period was 12 weeks. After the experimental treatment, all the eighty subjects were tested on their selected physiological variables. The pre test and post test scores were subjected to statistical analysis using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) to find out the significance among the mean differences, whenever the ‘F’ ratio for adjusted test was found to be significant, Scheffe’s post hoc test was used. In all cases 0.05 level of significance was fixed to test hypotheses. The combined training group showed better improvement in resting heart rate and peak expiratory flow rate than the other groups.
Keywords: Aerobic Exercises, Yogic Practices, Students.