2017, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A
A comparative study on health related fitness between smoker and non-smoker of hostel boysAuthor(s):
Md Maidul Islam and Rudranath ChatterjeeAbstract:
Tobacco contains very poisonous chemical called nicotine, which does not seem to have an antidote. Carbon monoxide, ammonia, and pyridine are other harmful substances present in tobacco. These slow poisons create ill effects on health in course of time. As the smoke inhaled from a cigarettes or bidi passes through nose pharynx and into the lungs, it leaves on the mucous membrane and walls of those organs tar- like substance that badly damages the health of the entire cardio - respiratory system. The aim of the study to compare on health related fitness between smoker and non-smoker of hostel boys. The study consists of 63 PG hostel boys (32 smokers and 31 non-smokers) of Kalyani University in India, ageing 20 to 24 years. The smokers smoked cigarettes at least 5 a day for 3 years. We used a questionnaire and physical fitness tests for data gathering. Twelve min run and walk test were used to measure cardiovascular endurance, grip dynamometer test used to measure muscular strength, one min sit up test used to measure muscular endurance, sit and reach test used to measure flexibility, B.M.I. and Durnin – womersleyi (1974) skin fold measurement technique were used to measure body composition. Statistical analysis was done by using ‘t’ – test. Results revealed that cardio-vascular endurance, muscular endurance, flexibility were significant at 0.05 and 0.01 levels between smoker and non- smoker hostel boys. Muscular Strength and Body Composition were not significant at 0.05 levels between smoker and non-smoker hostel boys. The non-smoker hostel boys are better in cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance and flexibility than the smoker hostel boys. In muscular strength and body composition (B.M.I. and % of body fat), there was no significant difference between smoker and non-smoker.Pages: 30-32 | 1053 Views 29 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Md Maidul Islam, Rudranath Chatterjee. A comparative study on health related fitness between smoker and non-smoker of hostel boys. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2017;4(2):30-32.