ABSTRACT

Objective: This study was intended to evaluate perception of the young adult obese women toward weight training as a proper and useful modality as compared to walking.
Study Design: The questionnaire-based study was conducted in a weight management clinic in Maharashtra state, India. Obese women between 18 and 40 years of age during their first visit were studied for their perception about weight training.
Results: There was no signifi cant difference between the scores with walking and weight training indicating these as proper and useful modalities of exercise.
Conclusions: Our results clearly indicate that weight training is perceived to be an equally proper and useful modality of exercise as compared with walking among obese women. Further studies using larger sample size are required.