Association between physical fitness and BMI among school going male children
Author(s): Rajdeep Das, Dr. Birendra Jhajharia and Bulti Roy
Abstract: Relationship between physical fitness and BMI was generally highlights the un-uniform consequences. In contrast, several studies of children and adolescents highlight the importance of variation in indicators of physical fitness across the full range of BMIs from low to high. The purpose of the study was to evaluate relationships between physical fitness items and the BMI among school going boys. The sample included 106 males (Mean±SD; height= 158.01 ±10.39cm, weight= 50.09±10.16kg BMI= 20.04±3.37 kg/m2 and age= 14-16 years). Anthropometric measurements and five measures of physical fitness (50-m sprint, standing long jump, 600-m run, pull-up, and push-up) were measured. BMI was calculated to classify individuals into underweight, normal weight, overweight, and obesity groups (underweight=41, normal= 54,). To check the relationship between physical fitness and BMI multiple correlations was used, the level of significance was set at 0.05 levels. The results of the study showed that there is no significant relationship between selected physical fitness variables and the Body Mass Index of boys of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bengdubi Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.