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Comparative Study on Variations in Pulmonary Functions in Swimmers, Yogis and Sedentary Individuals

Pradipkumar R Suryawanshi, Sandipkumar R Suryawanshi, Shweta S Suryawanshi, Vijay Patha4 and Rucha M Shinde

Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Background: Lung function parameters tend to have a relationship with lifestyle such as regular exercise and non-exercise. Hence the present study was under taken to assess the effects of exercise in Swimmers and yogis on respiratory system and compared with sedentary group. Aims& Objectives: To compare the differences in pulmonary function among the Swimmers, yogis and sedentary group. Method: A total of 300 subjects comprising Swimmers, yogis and sedentary were assessed for pulmonary function test. The parameters used as determinants of lung function were predicted percent of means of FVC, FEV1, FEV3, PEFR, FEF 25-75%, FEV1/FVC ratio and MVV recorded as per standard procedure using Breeze suit Computerized Spiro meter. Result: Pulmonary Function Profile was analyzed and compared among the study groups. In our study the Swimmers group was having higher predicted percentage of mean value of FVC, FEV1, FEV3, PEFR,and MVV as compared to yogis and sedentary group. Yogis were having higher lung function values as compared to sedentary group and higher values of FEF25-75% and FEV1/FVC ratio than Swimmers group. Conclusion: All pulmonary function parameters were higher in Swimmers and yogis than in the normal sedentary control individuals. This study suggests that regular exercise has an important role in determining and improving lung functions.