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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 3, Part E

Study of physical fitness among rural and urban children from Punjab


Author(s): Kanwar Mandeep Singh, Mandeep Singh and Sukhdev Singh

Abstract: The purpose of the present study was to evaluate and compare the physical fitness of the rural and urban children from Punjab. Total 360 children (180 rural and 180 urban) of age between 12 to 17 years were selected to participate in the study. All the subjects were measured for various physical fitness components. The speed of the children was measured with the help of 30 meter sprint (Flying Start). The endurance of the children was assessed with the help of 800 meter run. Sit and reach test was used to assess the flexibility of the children. The standing broad jump and standing vertical jump were applied to measure the explosive strength. The grip strength was measured with the help of hand dynamometer. The medicine ball put was used to measure the strength of arms. The results revealed that the rural children were found to have significantly better speed (p<0.01), endurance (p<0.01), standing broad jump (p<0.01), standing vertical jump (p<0.05), medicine ball put (p<0.01), grip strength of both left (p<0.01) and right (p<0.01) hand than the urban children. In conclusion, it is evident from the results that place of residence had impact on the physical fitness components among the children.

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How to cite this article:
Kanwar Mandeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Sukhdev Singh. Study of physical fitness among rural and urban children from Punjab. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2016;3(3):475-478.
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