2019, Vol. 4, Issue 2
A study on the health related physical fitness of urban and rural high school children of Bangalore district
Author(s): Dr. Tilak Kumar BS
The aim of the study was to analyze the Health Related Physical Fitness of rural and urban high school children of Bangalore Urban and Rural district, for the study, a total of 1,200 boys within the age group of 12 to 15 yrs. Were Selected as subjects for the present study. Out of them 600 were boys from Bangalore rural district and the rest 600 were from Bangalore urban district. Candidates from each of four age groups viz. 12 yrs., 13 yrs., 14 yrs. and 15 yrs. respectively. Physical Fitness of the samples selected for the study was assessed by measuring the components of Health Related Physical Fitness as prescribed by AAHPERD (1984). Fitness components measured were cardio respiratory endurance (measured by one mile run), low back and hamstring flexibility (measured by sit and reach), abdominal muscle strength endurance (measured by bent knee sit-ups in one minute). Body height and weight were also measured for analyzing the growth status the collected were subjected to SD and t value statistical techniques, The results of the study indicated the status of growth and motor fitness of the total boys group, the growth status and the status of Health Related Physical Fitness of rural and urban children were analyzed separately. The urban school children had greater mean body height and body weight in comparison with the rural children. In the cardio vascular endurance measured by one mile run test all the age groups from 12 yrs. to 15 yrs. of rural children are better than the urban children. In low back and hamstring flexibility as measured by Sit and Reach test the different age groups of rural area children were better than the urban children. In body composition, the urban children had greater skin fold measurements and more percent body fat than the rural children.
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Dr. Tilak Kumar BS. A study on the health related physical fitness of urban and rural high school children of Bangalore district. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(2):238-240.