Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It help control your weight, lower your risk of heart disease, lower your risk for type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, lower your risk of some cancers, strengthen your bones and muscles, improve your ability to do daily activities, improve your mental health and mood, increase your chance to living longer. Physical fitness is a general state of health and well-being and more specifically, the ability to perform aspects of sports, occupations and daily activities. Fitness is a broad terms and complex subject which can include health and skill related fitness. Health related fitness is often divide into several other components which from our overall health status and include cardiovascular or aerobic fitness, strength and flexibility. In recent years a considerable amount of research has been carried out regarding the health of dancer. Finding from this research indicate that many dancers are not as fit and healthy as they could be. It has also been found that there is a discrepancy in the physical intensity level between training, rehearsal and performance. This means those training methods which are generally based on tradition, are not sufficient to help prepare dancers for the high more physically demanding aspects of performance. In light of these studies and with increased understanding of the artistic and athletic needs of dancers in different genres, it is no longer acceptable to train dancer without preparing them physiological for the demands of current choreographic work.
20 female classical dancers and 20 female physical educators were selected as a subject. The subject was ranging from 18-25 years. For this study researcher Maximum breath holding time, Respiratory rate, Heart rate, Abdominal strength- endurance, Flexibility of hip and back, Weight, Weight of the body fat, Lean body weight variables were selected. The objective of the study to compare the Health related physical fitness viz Breathing Holding Time, Heart rate, Respiratory Rate, Abdominal Strength Endurance, Flexibility of Hip and Trunk, Weight, Weight of Body Fat, Lean Body Weight between the Indian classical dancer and physical educators. While comparing the selected components of Health related physical fitness between Indian classical dancer and physical educators, it was observed that the Indian classical dancers had shown significantly better in Heart rate, Respiratory Rate, Abdominal Strength Endurance, Flexibility of Hip and Trunk, Weight, Weight of Body Fat, Lean Body Weight than physical educators.