Effect of (Skill-Based) Exercise upon Veteran Athlete and Non-Athletes Obesity Level (Body Fatness)

  • Dr. Tasleem Arif Assistant Professor, Department of Sports Science & Physical Education, The University of Haripur.
  • Dr. Wasim Khan Lecturer, Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan
  • Sardar Nasir Sohail Lecturer , Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Islamia University of Bahawalpur
Keywords: Veteran, Systolic Blood Pressure, Diastolic Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Body Mass Index


Background: Being overweight is the core problematic issue of the contemporary era exclusively for individuals 40 years of age. Which sort of intervention should be prearranged for old age is constantly questionable. There are divergent aspects that lead to being overweight nesses such as blood pressure, body mass index, and blood glucose.
Objective: The objective of the research was to put in the workout exercise for overweight veterans Athlete Group (AG) and Non-Athlete Group (NAG) to triumph against the growing rate of obesity.
Design: These veterans were set apart into two groups’ athletes (AG) and non-athletes (NAG), athletes have their proficient sport-skilled background, and non-athletes have a recreational connection only. Both groups were obese, with hypertension and likewise, the glucose level was immensely elevated. The simultaneously veteran group was given exercise coinciding under control conditions and periods. According to the World Health Organization, 150 minutes of aerobic or 75 minutes of intensive exercise is effective for weight loss, therefore the study exercise training lasted 6 weeks and was done three times a week to complete the 120 to 150-minute training.
Results: Subsequently the conclusion of the six-week workout, the weight of the athlete group was lost by 7.04% and the non-athlete group by 6.82%. The body Mass Index (BMI) of the participants also bettered by 7.01% AG and 6.82% by NAG, correspondingly the effect of the exercise program exposed a significant effect on the blood pressure level of both groups as Systolic Blood Pressure (SBP) of AG 7.00% and NAG with 6.34% get lowered from their initial point. Diastolic Blood Pressure (DBP) of AG 9.76% and NAG 10.76% get lowered from their baseline measurement. Obesity and diabetes have always remained in close contact so keeping in view the level of blood glucose also improve after the training program of AG with 8.89% and NAG with 6.00% with their previous baseline estimation.
Conclusions: This study was conducted among veteran athletes and non-athletes due to their increasing rate of obesity after their professional life in sports. Weight loss through exercise brings so many improvements in other lipid profile factors especially by reducing weight helps in maintaining the level of blood pressure both points diastolic and systolic. Besides this factor also improve the BMI and glucose level in the blood.