2018, Vol. 3, Issue 1
Development of norms of resting heart rate as an indicator of fitness of high altitude habitat of male youth of Kashmir
Author(s): Sajjadh Ahmad Bhat and Dhananjoy Shaw
The aim of the study was to develop norms in regard to the resting heart rate of male youth habitat of Kashmir valley. The study was conducted on two hundred forty two healthy male youth of Kashmir (attitude: 6070 feet/1850 meters). The age of the subjects ranged from 18 to 23 years. A heart rate monitor with chest strap was fixed on the subject and the wrist watch was tied after calibration to check the heart rate of the subjects. The subjects were then asked to lay down in savasana (corpse pose) for twenty minutes. The resting heart rate were noted at 20th minute, 22th minute and at 24th minute. The average was calculated to determine the resting heart rate of the subjects expressed as HR rest. The other selected supportive variables were age, body weight and height. The collected data was computed with mean, standard deviation, six sigma scale and chi square using SPSS. The study concluded that the developed scales are good normative in references to Kashmir youth in regard to their resting heart rate which ultimately is a valued estimator of the cardiovascular fitness/health.
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Sajjadh Ahmad Bhat, Dhananjoy Shaw. Development of norms of resting heart rate as an indicator of fitness of high altitude habitat of male youth of Kashmir. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(1):753-755.