2018, Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part B
A study of the body mass index of college level studentsAuthor(s):
Health is an important aspect of longevity and a good living style. People who are not involved in physical exercise have deteriorating physical abilities, causing a serious threat to their health. The latest innovations in the field of science and technology have made the life of the people easy and free from much physical labour, but it has come at the expense of the health of the people. The purpose of the present investigation was to assess the body mass index of students of the sixth semester pursuing under graduation at The Government Arts and Science College, Uduma, during 2017-18. The subjects were randomly selected through the purposive random sampling technique and their age ranged from 17 to 21 years. BMI was calculated by taking a person's weight in kilograms and dividing by their height in metres squared (kg/m²). The testing procedure required a standard calibrated weighing scale and a stadiometer. The selected tests were administered to the subjects. The results demonstrated that the problem of being underweight is prominent in students of rural areas. The incidence of overweight is higher in males as compared to females.Pages: 117-118 | 201 Views 48 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Abhilash SS. A study of the body mass index of college level students. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2018;5(5):117-118.