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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 3, Part C

Study of flexibility and body composition of aged women participating morning walk regularly


Author(s): Dr. Pintu Sil

Abstract: Introduction: Walking is now considered a good exercise to maintain health and fitness for old age person and a numbers of them are participating this exercise regularly. 
Purpose: Present study was conducted to find out the flexibility, fat mass percentage (PFM) and fat free mass (FFM) of aged women (Mean age=55.23 yrs; ±8.95) who are participating walk at morning regularly for at least six months. 
Materials and Methods: For this purpose a total of 17 old aged women were selected randomly in this study. These women were performing walking exercise at morning regularly for at least six months. Flexibility, fat mass percentage (PFM) and fat free mass (FFM) were considered as variables in this study. Weigh machine, skin fold caliper and modified sit and reach test were used as tools. Single group design was adopted in this study. Mean and standard deviation were used as descriptive statistics. All calculations were done using standard statistical software. 
Results and findings: Result revealed that mean value of flexibility (17.85 cm; ±4.06) was in poor zone as per YMCA norm. The mean value of PFM (27.73%; ±3.34) and FFM (44.36 Kg; ±5.14) of the subjects were also found in healthy zone. 
Conclusion: From above findings it was concluded that participating in morning walk on regular basis for at least six months is beneficial in respect of selected health parameters among aged women.


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Dr. Pintu Sil. Study of flexibility and body composition of aged women participating morning walk regularly. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2016;3(3):347-349.
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