A Comparative Study of Blood Pressure
and Heart Rate Recovery after Submaximal
Exercise in Sedentary and Regularly
Exercising Healthy Adult Students
House No. 13, Khalsa College Colony,
Patiala, Punjab, India - 147001
Objective: The present study was undertaken to compare the pattern of the blood pressure(BP) and the heart rate recovery(HRR) after a submaximal exercise on the treadmill, in sedentary and regularly exercising healthy adult students who were of the age range of 18-25 years.
Materials and Methods: 75 non-smoker students of the age group of 18-25 years, with sedentary lifestyle habits were selected as the subjects (group A). 75 non-smoker students of the age group of 18-25 years, who did regular physical exercises were also taken as the subjects (group B). The subjects who were free from any cardiovascular abnormalities were taken up from the student community of Patiala. The blood pressure and the heart rate recovery patterns after submaximal exercises on the treadmill were compared between the two groups.
Results: From the present study, it was concluded that the heart rate recovery of the regularly exercising group was significantly higher than that of the sedentary group. In this study, it was also observed that the systolic blood pressure (BP) and the diastolic BP recovery of the regularly exercising group were significantly higher than those of the sedentary group in the first five minutes post exercise.