Mr. Shahbaaz and Dr. Brij Kishore Prasad


With the human life span getting longer, the importance of recreational and physical activity is apparent. In spite of the apparent increase in physical activity among elderly subjects, there is little hard evidence to support this perception. The age related decline in the various physiological functions is attributed to the sedentary lifestyle. After 35 years the males and females progressively add weight. The total body mass reduces, despite the increase in the body fat. The lean body mass does not usually decrease with age, reason probably is osteoporosis (demineralisation and porosity in the bones), concurrently, the total muscle mass decreases. However, it is quite distinct that regular physical activity keeps the human body livelier, fitter and in better condition for long years before any aging sets in. Osteopenia is a common public health problem that is characterized by low bone mass and increased susceptibility to fractures, primarily in elders aged 50 yr and older. The purpose of present study was to find out the impact of resistance training on bone mineral density of middle age females. For this purpose 25 females were selected through random sampling from Gwalior (M.P.). The age of selected subjects were ranging 42-52 years. Bone mineral density was tested through Dexa body scan. After 16 weeks training, the gathered data was analyzed through SPSS and pair‘t’ test was used and level of significance was set at 0.05. After analysing it was found that 16 weeks training has given a positive impact on the bone mineral density of middle age females.

Keywords: Ageing, Demineralisation and Physical Activity

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