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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2018, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part C

Adiposity and its relationship with cardiorespiratory fitness among overweight individuals: A correlational study


Author(s): Reshma Lachimasyu and Trapthi Kamath

Abstract: Background and objectives: Overweight leads to serious health consequences. It is an abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. The risks associated with overweight are primarily related to the deposition of adipose tissue, which leads to excess adiposity. Adiposity is defined as the degree of body fat accumulation. Waist to height ratio (WHtR) is considered as a gold standard alternate way to estimate adiposity. It is a simple, accurate and non age dependent index with high applicability to screening overweight in children and adults. It is a slightly better predictor than other various anthropometric measurement that measure adiposity of the body.It is well established that abdominal adiposity is a strong predictor of morbidity and mortality. It is also reported that high levels of cardio respiratory fitness (CRF) are associated with lower risk of all cause mortality. Reduced cardiopulmonary fitness is associated with increased cardiovascular disease. Maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) is considered the gold standard of cardio-pulmonary and muscle cell fitness. The current study is to evaluate the relationship between adiposity and cardio-respiratory fitness among over weight individuals. A Correlation study conducted in RV College of physiotherapy Bangalore. 100 overweight individuals of either gender in the aged between 18 to 30 years were recruited from recognized institute. Individually all the subject were evaluated for adiposity and cardio respiratory fitness using Waist to Height Ratio and VO2max (3 minutes step test) respectively. The test result were correlated and statistically analyzed. The results showed there is a small strength of negative correlation between vo2 max and waist height ratio with Pearson’s coefficient (r = -0.2).
Conclusion: There is a inverse relationship between adiposity and cardio respiratory fitness.


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How to cite this article:
Reshma Lachimasyu, Trapthi Kamath. Adiposity and its relationship with cardiorespiratory fitness among overweight individuals: A correlational study. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2018;5(1):154-157.
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