Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: November | Volume: 7 | Issue: 11 | Pages: 70-73
Effect of 30 Minutes Brisk Walking on Hemoglobin Concentration and Leukocyte Count
Pujan Bhusal1, Sameer Timilsina1, Dipak Sharma2
1Lecturer, 2Assistant professor,
Department of Physiology, Chitwan Medical College, Chitwan, Nepal.
Corresponding Author: Pujan Bhusal
Walking is an isotonic exercise and has been associated with physiological changes in many systems including hematological system. The aim of this study was to examine acute changes in some of the blood parameters after a 30 min of brisk walk in fifty young healthy subjects of Chitwan, Nepal. The venous blood samples were drawn before & after 30 minutes of brisk walking. Estimation of hemoglobin concentration, total leukocyte count and differential leukocyte count was determined. Statistical data was analyzed using SPSS software version 20. Dependent t-test was used to compare the means before and after the walk. The study demonstrated that brisk walk for even 30 minutes has some positive influence on blood parameters. Hemoglobin concentration, Leukocyte count, Neutrophil percentage were increased significantly (p<0.05) while lymphocyte was decreased. It was concluded that brisk walking is also physiological stress to body which is healthy and also leads to improvement in hemodynamic status.
Key words: brisk walk, hemoglobin concentration, leukocyte count