2019, Vol. 4, Issue 2
Body mass index and physical performance of Jammu and Kashmir State school boys. A cross sectional study
Author(s): Anil Kumar and Vikesh Kumar
The purpose of current study was to ascertain variations of BMI (Body Mass Index) and physical fitness parameters between urban and rural school going students. Total 300 boys’ students (n=300) had been selected for current study from different urban and rural government schools of Jammu district, their age ranged between 12-15yrs. All the subjects were intimated about the procedure and methodology of the study and they were agreed to participate in this study. The subjects were gone through different physical fitness test. The subjects were assessed on speed by 50yd dash, muscular endurance of upper extremities by pushups, muscular endurance of abdomen muscles by sit ups, shoulder strength by medicine ball throw, explosive strength by standing broad jump and cardiovascular endurance by six minute run and walk T-test was used to find the difference between both groups. To test the hypothesis, the level of significance was set at 0.05. The results of the study revealed that the rural school going students found better than urban students in the component of Muscular endurance of Upper Extremities, explosive strength and Cardiovascular Endurance. Whereas, urban schools students found better than rural students in BMI.
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Anil Kumar, Vikesh Kumar. Body mass index and physical performance of Jammu and Kashmir State school boys. A cross sectional study. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(2):472-475.