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Role of exercise in modulating autonomic response to psychological stress

Ghazala Jawwad, Humaira Fayyaz Khan, Aiman Farogh Anjum, Rabia Azhar, Rizwan Masud, Mahvash Khan.

Abstract
Objective: To investigate the effect of exercise on improving heart rate variability, which is a parameter to assesÂ’ autonomic control?.
Methodology: It was a control trial conducted at Islamic International Medical College and CMH Kharian Medical College from May to December 2018. Participants were labelled as stressed and controls on the basis of DASS questionnaire Performa. Study included 40 stressed participants for recording of heart rate variability. Participants were subjected to cycling exercise, five days a week for a period of six consecutive weeks after which heart rate variability was recorded again.
Results: There was significant reduction in LFms2 and LFnu and LF/HF post exercise (p=0.004, 0.001, and 0.001, respectively). HFnu after exercise significantly increased in stressed subjects (p<0.001).
Conclusion: This study suggests that exercise attenuates stress induced changes in autonomic system and relieves stress.

Key words: Stress, heart rate variability, frequency domain methods, low vs high frequency, low frequency to high frequency ratio, moderate exercise.


 
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Jawwad G, Khan HF, Anjum AF, Azhar R, Masud R, Khan M. Role of exercise in modulating autonomic response to psychological stress. RMJ. 2022; 47(1): 81-84.


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Jawwad G, Khan HF, Anjum AF, Azhar R, Masud R, Khan M. Role of exercise in modulating autonomic response to psychological stress. https://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=107007 [Access: April 05, 2022].


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Jawwad G, Khan HF, Anjum AF, Azhar R, Masud R, Khan M. Role of exercise in modulating autonomic response to psychological stress. RMJ. 2022; 47(1): 81-84.



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Jawwad G, Khan HF, Anjum AF, Azhar R, Masud R, Khan M. Role of exercise in modulating autonomic response to psychological stress. RMJ. (2022), [cited April 05, 2022]; 47(1): 81-84.



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Jawwad, G., Khan, . H. F., Anjum, . A. F., Azhar, . R., Masud, . R. & Khan, . M. (2022) Role of exercise in modulating autonomic response to psychological stress. RMJ, 47 (1), 81-84.



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Jawwad, Ghazala, Humaira Fayyaz Khan, Aiman Farogh Anjum, Rabia Azhar, Rizwan Masud, and Mahvash Khan. 2022. Role of exercise in modulating autonomic response to psychological stress. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (1), 81-84.



Chicago Style

Jawwad, Ghazala, Humaira Fayyaz Khan, Aiman Farogh Anjum, Rabia Azhar, Rizwan Masud, and Mahvash Khan. "Role of exercise in modulating autonomic response to psychological stress." Rawal Medical Journal 47 (2022), 81-84.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Jawwad, Ghazala, Humaira Fayyaz Khan, Aiman Farogh Anjum, Rabia Azhar, Rizwan Masud, and Mahvash Khan. "Role of exercise in modulating autonomic response to psychological stress." Rawal Medical Journal 47.1 (2022), 81-84. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Jawwad, G., Khan, . H. F., Anjum, . A. F., Azhar, . R., Masud, . R. & Khan, . M. (2022) Role of exercise in modulating autonomic response to psychological stress. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (1), 81-84.








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