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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2015, Vol. 1, Issue 3, Part A

A comparative study of physical fitness level of terai and hilly region students in Nepal


Author(s): Shyam Prasad Sedai

Abstract: This study assessed the fitness level of 10-13 year-old Terai Region students in Nepal. 75 Hilly Region males (mean ± SD, 11.0 ± 0.6 y; 144 ± 7.0 cm; 37.6 ± 9.0 kg), 73 Hilly Region females (mean ± SD, 11.3 ± 0.7 y; 147 ± 9.0 cm; 36.2 ± 10.6 kg), 49 Terai Region males (mean ± SD, 12.0 ± 1.6 y; 146 ± 11.0 cm; 36.4 ± 7.9 kg) and 31 Terai Region females (mean ± SD, 11.2 ± 1.7 y; 144 ± 12.0 cm; 40.6 ± 11.7 kg) volunteered for study. Students performed five tests (Push-Up, Sit-Up, Sit and Reach, 4 x 10m Shuttle-Run and 1 Mile-Run). Males performed better in all the tests, with the exception of the Sit and Reach test. Hilly Region students performed better in Push-Up, Sit-Up and 1 Mile-Run tests than Terai Region students. Hilly Region females performed better in 4 x 10m Shuttle-Run than Terai Region females (13.44 ± 0.76 vs. 14.42 ± 1.25). However, Terai Region students performed better in Sit and Reach test than Hilly Region students (23.9 ± 6.2 vs. 22.5 ± 6.3). We concluded that Terai Region students should exercise more and should be included in games and sports programmes in schools; as Terai Region students can perform equally to Hilly Region students if given the chance.

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Shyam Prasad Sedai. A comparative study of physical fitness level of terai and hilly region students in Nepal. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2015;1(3):35-38.
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