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Background: Overweight is an important public concern. The future prevalence of overweight in India to 2040 among adults aged 20-69 years. Fitness Fatness Index (FFI) is a recently developed index that is used to predict cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. This study focused on the Effects of Short bouts of stair climbing on Fitness Fatness Index among overweight individuals.

Materials & Methods: A total of 36 subjects were included and divided into two groups group A and Group B. Group A underwent a short bout of stair climbing training for 3 times per day, 3 days a week, a total of 54 training sessions over 8 weeks. Group B is a control group. Fitness Fatness Index was calculated by the ratio between cardiorespiratory fitness (submaximal test) and waist-to-height ratio.

Results: There was a significant difference between the Pre and Post-test scores between group A and Group B when evaluated with submaximal exercise test for cardiorespiratory fitness (VO2max) and waist-to-height ratio. A statistically significant improvement was obtained in Group A (Mean-18.79 and 22.89) with p <.05 who underwent the training when compare with control group.

Conclusion: Based on the results short bout of exercise have improved the cardiorespiratory fitness among overweight individuals. The study concluded that there is a significant effect on Fitness Fatness Index stress among overweight individuals by short bout of stair climbing training. These results are obtained in comparison with the control group.

Keywords: Cardiorespiratory fitness, Fitness Fatness Index, Overweight, Short Bout of Stair Climbing.

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