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Effect of Selected Physical Exercises and Yogic Practice on Physical and Hematological Variables among College Women Students | Original Article

Sandhyarani P. S.*, A. Shenbagavalli, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


Physical education and sports are essentials elements of educational process to promote health, physical fitness and quality of life, besides producing topnotch athletes and sportsmen. Physical fitness is fundamentally important to all human beings, a man cannot move even an inch without proper amount of physical fitness. Physical exercise is capable of giving better living, exercise keeps muscular motions, joints and tendons and circulation in motion. Exercise can also be used to control blood pressure. Hypertension causes inordinate amount of pressure on the walls of the arteries in the brain which is called stroke. If hypertensive individual exercises regularly, it lowers the blood pressure, thereby helping to prevent stroke, one of the leading cause of death in the world. Practice of yoga brings a perfect balance in body and mind. It makes the body healthy to cooperate with the mind, so that steadiness, composure, and firmness are developed. Patanjali explains that the practice of yoga enables one to avoid the pain which may be in store in the future.