P. V. S. N. Raju

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The present study was carried out to assess the influence of socioeconomic status on lung functions and to suggest prediction equations for Indian children. For this purpose, 2,616 normal, healthy schoolchildren aged between 5-15 years were recruited. Boys were classified into three groups, i.e., high-income (HIG), middle-income (MIG), and low-income (LIG),(More)
The short-term effects of 4 weeks of intensive yoga practice on physiological responses in six healthy adult female volunteers were measured using the maximal exercise treadmill test. Yoga practice involved daily morning and evening sessions of 90 minutes each. Pre- and post-yoga exercise performance was compared. Maximal work output (Wmax) for the group(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study was carried out to evaluate lung functions and develop prediction equations in Indian boys. SUBJECTS 1555 normal healthy schoolboys from Hyderabad city who were in the age group of 5 to 15 years were selected for the present study. DESIGN The anthropometric parameters such as height, sitting height, weight, and chest(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study was conducted to evaluate pulmonary functions and develop prediction equations in Indian girls. METHODS 1038 normal healthy schoolgirls in the age group of 5 to 15 years were selected for the present study. The anthropometrical parameters like height, weight, sitting height and chest circumference were measured and body surface(More)
The effect of pranayama a controlled breathing practice, on exercise tests was studied in athletes in two phases; sub-maximal and maximal exercise tests. At the end of phase I (one year) both the groups (control and experimental) achieved significantly higher work rate and reduction in oxygen consumption per unit work. There was a significant reduction in(More)
Twelve normal healthy volunteers (6 males and 6 females) undergoing yoga training for 90 days were studied for the effect of yoga on exercise tolerance. Their ages ranged from 18 to 28 years. The volunteers were taught only Pranayama for the first 20 days and later on yogic asanas were added. Sub-maximal exercise tolerance test was done on a motorized(More)