Comparison of Aerobic Capacity among Overweight and Non-Overweight Postpartum Women’s

Authors : Rahul A. Maid; Vijay R. Bhartiya; Pranjali Koshidgewa; Devendra Paliwal; Umesh Deshpande

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 12 - December

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Post-delivery increased weight can cause intergenerational harm, negatively affecting a mother’s cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary health. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing defines maximum aerobic capacity through measurement of VO2max.VO2max values have important role in informing patients’ selection for advance obesity intervention. Aim - to know difference between aerobic capacity in overweight and non-overweight women. Method- 40 patient of age 18-30y; 20 overweight women with BMI >25 and women with BMI <25. The patients were asked to stepping bench for total duration 3 min. Result- This showed extremely significant improvement in VO2Max and BORG Scale. Conclusion – This study suggest that overweight postpartum women had significantly reduced aerobic capacity when compared with non-overweight postpartum women.

Keywords : Body Mass Index, Aerobic Capacity, Exertional Dyspnea, VO2Max, Postpartum Women.


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