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Role of VO2 MAX in Determining the Rest Period during Moderate Work


Shara Khursheed , integral university lucknow; Sumita Chaturvedi, integral university lucknow; Dr. K.M. Moeed, integral university lucknow


Maximal oxygen consumption, VO2 Max, Maximum Heart Rate, Rest Period and peak oxygen consumption


The ergonomics means fitting the job according to the workers capability. Ergonomically rest period is one of the basic factor in increasing the human comfort and reducing the risk of injuries. VO2 max is an criteria for determining the rest period which is based on the levelling of oxygen intake in the blood due to the increase in work rate, high level of lactic acid in the blood. With the increase of stress level maximal oxygen consumption also increase due to which demand for energy in the body increases and when our body is unable to supply such increasing demands than the condition of fatigue arises which ultimately leads to the musculoskeletal disorders, reduction in working efficiencies and other work related problems. The solution to such situation is providing the rest period. The aim of present study is to calculate the maximum oxygen consumption and the heart rate so to determine the optimum rest period in order to perform the task comfortably and efficiently.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV3I60173
Published in: Volume : 3, Issue : 6
Publication Date: 01/09/2015
Page(s): 371-373

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