INFLUENCE OF REGULAR EXERCISE ON ANTHROPROMETRIC AUTONOMIC AND LIPID PARAMETERS IN PREMENOPAUSAL WOMEN
Regular exercise activity has been repeatedly been shown to have many health benefits in woman. The study was aimed to determine the influence of regular exercise on anthropometric and autonomic parameters in premenopausal woman. This cross sectional study included a total of 100 healthy premenopausal women was divided into two groups which included the exercising group and the non exercising group. The exercising group included 50 women who were selected from the health and fitness centres in Mangalore. The control group included 50 healthy non exercising women selected from the general population. In the present study, the anthropometric and autonomic parameters was significantly increased in the (P<0.05) in the non exerciser group when compared to the exercisers group.Further, serum lipid profile analysis showed a significant increase (P<0.05) in the serum LDL level and LDL: HDL ratio in the non exercisers group when compared to theexercisers group. In conclusion, regular aerobic exercise as a part of life style modification will improve cardiac autonomic functions and lipid profile.