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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 3, Part E

Assessment of body mass index among physical educationist

Author(s): Varinder Singh

Abstract: Purpose: The aim of the present study was to investigate the degree of overweight and obesity among Physical Educationist and also compare the body mass index between male and female physical educationist”. Total 14 male and 12 female physical education professionals who were attending 19th refresher course in Physical Education conducted by Academic Staff College Punjabi University Patiala Punjab were selected as a subject. The age of the subjects was between 29 to 50 years. BMI was used for the evaluation of the degree of overweight and Obesity. Body composition analyzer was used for assessment of BMI. Statistics: - The data was analyzed by percentage technique for finding degree of overweight and obesity. Result: - The result of the study showed that men had BMI 26.96 kg/m2 while women had BMI 24.50 kg/m2, whereas total mean (men/women) of BMI was 25.89 kg/m2 and SD 3.25. The t test showed that the observed differences between men and women in BMI were insignificant (t (cal) =0.064, t (tab) 2.064 at .05 level of significance.) Additionally, it was found out that more than half of the men (72%) were overweight and 50 % women were normal weight while approximately 34% of women were overweight and/or obese (8%). The overall picture showed that 54% physical educationists were overweight, 34 % normal weight and 8% were obese. Basically it is due to lack of physical activity and balanced diet in their daily routine.

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How to cite this article:
Varinder Singh. Assessment of body mass index among physical educationist. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2016;3(3):510-512.
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