Effect of Surya Namaskar on High Sensitive C-Reactive Protein Levels in Overweight and Obese Middle Aged Adults
Background and Aim: With the increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity, the associated co-morbidities are also on the rise. High sensitive CRP is an easily measured inflammatory biomarker and is considered an independent predictor of a possible future cardiovascular event and various other chronic diseases. The purpose of this study was to see the effect of Surya Namaskar on high sensitive CRP levels in overweight and obese middle aged adults. Methods: It was a single group prospective study. 50 overweight and obese individuals underwent a 12 weeks Surya Namaskar program. Their anthropometric measurements such as weight, body mass index, waist circumference, hip circumference and waist to hip ratio and hs-CRP levels were assessed at baseline and after 12 weeks. Results: Mean age of participants in the study was 48 ± 6.36 years. After 12 weeks there was significant decrease in the mean values of weight (79.75 ± 12.3 kg to 76.61 ± 11.75 kg), BMI (29.34 ± 3.29 kg/m2 to 28.19 ± 3.19 kg/m2), WC (102.32 ± 10.87 cm to 99.91 ± 10.49 cm), HC (106.41 ± 9.97 cm to 104.05 ± 9.64 cm) and hs-CRP levels (3.42 ± 2.04 mg/L to 2.42 ± 1.52 mg/L). There was no significant change in WHR. Conclusion: Surya Namaskar results in a decrease in overall adiposity along with decrease in hs-CRP levels.