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Rendomized Comparative

Project Title: Rendomized Comparative trial to determine the efficacy
of the Yoga therapy on the patients of Obesity as compared to the conventional treatment

Principal Investigator: Dr. T. K. Bera

Objective: 1. To determine the efficacy of Yoga therapy for the residential treatment of Obesity as compared to non-residential treatment.

2. To determine the comparative efficacy ofYoga therapy and that of the conventional diet and exercise treatment on the non-residential patients.

3. To conduct a qualitative assessment of the reaction of the patients undergoing the Yoga therapy (residential and nonresidential) and that with the conventional diet and exercise treatment to the whole therapy situation.

Methodology: Total 204 obese patients were selected for the study. After pre-testing with selected variables the obese patients forming Residential — Yoga Group (Exp. Gr. I) and Non-Residential Yoga Group (Exp. Gr.II) underwent regular Yoga training, whereas the patients forming Aerobic Exercise Group (Exp. Gr.III) received regular aerobic exercise training.

However, there was a control group that comprises of obese patients who did not participate in any of the above programmes, but enjoying their regular life style. All the participated subjects were instructed to continue their medicine, which they were habitually to take under the supervision of medical doctors. Duration of training intervention was 2 hrs / day 6 days / week for a total of 1 month period. However, the duration of the experiment was for 7 months (i.e., 1 month training / therapy and 6 months follow-ups conducted once in every month).

Testing programme, consisting of reliable and valid tools, was planned systematically for evaluating the status of psychophysio-biochemical and morphological of obese patients before and after each follow-up.

Observation/ The study showed that both the Aerobics and Yoga

Conclusion: programmes were useful in controlling overweight and excessive body fat including abnormality in the associated psycho-physio-biochemical and morphological variables. Further Yoga programme was found more effective and appropriate than the aerobics one in treating Obesity.

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