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Background/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to compare the volume of oxygen consumption(VO?), volume of carbon dioxide production(VCO) and respiratory exchange rate(RER) of smokers and non-smokers during running and rowing exercise.
Methods: A total of 40 healthy males with a mean of 19 years participated in this study. Inbody 520 (Biospace, Korea) was used to measure height and weight, Q-STRESS TM55 was used to measure HR (heart rate) and BP (blood pressure), VO?, VCO?, RER were measured by Parvo Medics TrueOre Metabolic System-OUSW 4.3.4 (20170411) gas analyzer. Two-way ANOVA was used to compare the experimental values.
Findings: As a result, cardiopulmonary function was improved in both groups and there was no significant difference between the two groups. In the smoker group (SG), VO?, VCO? and RER were significantly improved during rowing and non-smoker group (NSG) during running.
Improvements: Running and rowing are both effective to improve cardiopulmonary function. According to the smoking status, rowing is more effective for smokers and for non-smokers, running is good to improve cardiopulmonary function.