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International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education

Impact Factor: RJIF 5.43

ISSN: 2456-0057

International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education

2017, Vol. 2, Issue 1
Benefit of exercises on health: Study of health status of young adult women participating exercise regularly
Author(s): Jhuma Sarkar and Dr. Pintu Sil
Abstract:
Introduction: Health is considered as most precious wealth. Every individuals of any age has to participate in Physical exercise regularly to stay healthy and fit. Exercise helps to maintain high standard of physiological health, normal body weight, muscular endurance, flexibility etc which are the important criteria to stay fit and healthy.
Purpose: The purpose of the present study was to review the health status of the young college level women who participates exercise on regular basis. Findings will be helpful to prove strongly the benefits of exercise on women’s’ health.
Material and Methods: A total of 84 active college women in between the age of 21 to 30 were randomly selected in this study. All subjects were participating in physical exercise regularly at morning and evening for average four hours per day. Their schedule was involved five day per week. Health status was assessed by measuring the BMI, VO2 max, flexibility, strength and strength-endurance. These parameters were considered as criterion of this study. Queens college test, modified sit and reach test and bend knee sit ups for one minute were used as tools in this study. Mean and standard deviation were computed as descriptive statistics Standard norms have used to take inference about normal status of health of the subjects.
Result: Result revealed that the active college women had normal level of BMI (20.92 Kg/m2) and also good level of VO2 max (Mn = 37.73 ml min-1 Kg-1) which indicated their good physiological health. Active college women also had good amount of flexibility (36.24cm) and strength-endurance (36.14times/min). When compared with standard norm it has seen that their health status in this category were also good.
Conclusion: Therefore it was concluded that regular exercise helps young college level women to maintain their good health status in respect of BMI, VO2max, flexibility and strength-endurance.
Pages: 342-344  |  459 Views  6 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Jhuma Sarkar, Dr. Pintu Sil. Benefit of exercises on health: Study of health status of young adult women participating exercise regularly. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2017;2(1):342-344.
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