Impact of Stress Management on Selected Physical Fitness Parameter of College Adults


The purpose of the present study was to find out the impact of stress management on selected physical fitness parameters of college adults. Stress is change in behavior due to some effect caused by change in physical, mental or social condition. People who believe that things are improving (optimistic) experience less stress than do people who believe things are getting worse (pessimistic). This experimental study consists of pre test and post test. The experimental group underwent a training program for three months period, where as the control group attended general workout sessions. Both groups shall consist of forty subjects each age’s b/w 18 to 21 years. AAHPERD Health- Related Physical Fitness Test (College) was used for study. The component is Distance runs. Purpose of component Distance runs measure maximal functional capacity and cardio-respiratory endurance. It was delimited to yogic activities training schedule prepared by a book “The practical encyclopedia of ashtang yoga and meditation’’ by Jean hall & Doriel hall (2009). It was delimited to Ashtang yoga of Patanjali yoga sutras comprise asana, pranayama & meditation. It was delimited to 80 students (male and female) both and 1hour morning duration training programme exclude Sunday and gazetted holidays.It was delimited to physical fitness variable i.e cardio respiratory endurance. The study shows that ashtang yoga can improve Cardio respiratory endurance of young adults. The study shows positive result in young adults & help to remove their stress in experimental group but there is no improvement in control group. This study is really helpful for increasing the cardio respiratory endurance of young adults.

Key Words: Ashtang Yoga, Distance Run, Cardiorespiratory Endurance, Young Adults.

Author: Dr. Neelima Singh

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