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Journal of Society of Indian Physiotherapists

The effect of Garba dance of Gujarat on fitness components of young adult females

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Author Details : Shah Mital Bhaumik, Thangamani Ramalingam Alagappan2 Thangamani Ramalingam Alagappan2, Bid Dibyendunarayan Dhrubaprasad*, Gabani Pinkal Bhupatbhai, Solanki Ankita Ashokkumar

Volume : 3, Issue : 2, Year : 2019

Article Page : 30-33

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Introduction: Physical fitness has been defined as the individuals’ ability to meet the demands of a specific physical activity. Dance is recognized as a mode of physical activity, which requires physical fitness activities like sport and exercise. Garba is a folk dance of Gujarat, India, composed of multiple levels of speed, co-ordination and full body movements with fast steps synchronized with the rhythm of music and lyrics.
Aims and Objective: To measure the effects of Garba dance on physical fitness, cardiovascular fitness, and emotional status in women.
Materials and Methods: The study design was non-experimental. 25 female college students, age range 19-25 years, gave voluntary consent. All participants performed Garba, 3 times per week for 10 weeks, for total 30 sessions. Each session lasted for about 30 minutes. Sessions were composed of the following activities: 5 minutes warm up, 20 minutes Garba and 5 minutes cool down. Variables measured were flexibility, BMI, skin fold thickness, cardio-vascular fitness and emotional status of participants. All statistical analyses were performed using the SPSS version 20.0 (IBM, Armonk, NY, USA) for Windows.
Results: Post training, significant changes (p<0> for skin fold thickness, sit to stand, and sit and reach test have significant changes with a P value < 0>
Conclusion: A 10-week Garba programme improved physical fitness, cardiovascular fitness, lower body flexibility lower body strength as well as exercise tolerance.

Keywords: Folk dance of Gujarat – Garba, Physical fitness, Cardiovascular fitness, Emotional status.

Doi : 10.18231/j.jsip.2019.002

How to cite : Bhaumik S M, Alagappan2 T R A T R, Dhrubaprasad B D, Bhupatbhai G P, Ashokkumar S A, The effect of Garba dance of Gujarat on fitness components of young adult females. J Soc Indian Physiother 2019;3(2):30-33

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