Official Journal of Department of Physical Education, Bharathiar University Coimbatore
Vol. 12 No. 1 (2021): Volume 12, Issue 1, Year 2021

Consequence of Aerobic and Folk Dance on Respiratory Rate and Breath Holding Time Among Obese School Boys

Sridharan A
Assistant Professor, Vinayaka Mission’s College of Physical Education, Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation-DU, Salem, Tamil Nadu.

Published 2021-03-04


  • Aerobic Dance,
  • Folk Dance,
  • Respiratory Rate,
  • Breath Holding Time and Obese School Boys

How to Cite

A, S. (2021). Consequence of Aerobic and Folk Dance on Respiratory Rate and Breath Holding Time Among Obese School Boys. Bharathiar National Journal of Physical Education and Exercise Science (ISSN:0976-3678) E-ISSN Applied (International Peer-Reviewed Journal), 12(1), 42–49. Retrieved from


The study was to find out the consequence of aerobic and folk dance on respiratory rate and breath holding time among obese school boys. Two hundred and eighty eight boys were chosen at random basis and their age ranged between 14 and 16 years from Chennai, Tamil Nadu.  They were screened for Body Mass Index measured (Weight (kg)/Height (m2)) on basis of BMI guidelines given by World Health Organization. After Body Mass Index analysis  one hundred class-I obesity (30.0-34.9)  school boys were randomly from the available 139 subjects in the category of class-I obesity selected and their age ranged between 14 and 16 years from Chennai City, Tamil Nadu, India. They were assigned into four equal groups. Each group consisted of twenty five subjects. The four groups were are namely Group I  as Experimental Group I -(Aerobic Dance), Group II as Experimental Group II -(Folk Dance), Group III as Experimental Group III  (Aerobic and Folk Dance combination), and Group IV as Control group. In this study respiratory rate and breath holding time were selected as variables. The selected variables were tested through stop watch (John, 1987) in beats per minute and stop watch and nose clip (Fox & Mathews) in seconds. Pre and post test was conducted before and after the twelve weeks, weekly five days- per day 60 minutes of experimental training. The collected data were statistically analyzed Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) and Scheffe’s post hoc test. In all cases 0.05 level of significance was fixed to test the hypotheses.  The result of the study shows that there was significant improvement on respiratory rate and breath holding time consequence by the three experimental groups namely the aerobic dance, folk dance and its combination of dance (aerobic and folk) training group among obese boys.


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