Use of Elastic Resistance Band Training for improvement of lung function and functional capacity in postmenopausal women
Purpose: Menopausal status is associated with decline in lung function and functional capacity specially in FVC and FEV1/FVC beyond the expected age. Strength training has been proven to be effective in many conditions such as hot flushes, sleep disturbances, muscle damage, mitochondria, cardiovascular conditions and musculoskeletal conditions. The study aims to see the effects of resistance band strength training on pulmonary function and functional capacity in postmenopausal women. Methodology: In a randomized controlled trial postmenopausal woman will be screened and divided into two groups. Group I (experimental group) will be given with the resistance band training and no intervention will be given in control group. Spirometry, functional capacity and inspiratory capacity will be taken as outcome measures at baseline, after three weeks and after six weeks of intervention. Result and conclusion: The results may potentiated evidence regarding use of elastic resistance band training on improvement of lung function and functional capacity in postmenopausal women. Key words: Inspiratory capacity, postmenopausal women, strength training, 6MWT.