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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2020, Vol. 7, Issue 6, Part E

A comparative study on physiological fitness components of male athletes of two different air polluted zones of West Bengal


Author(s): Provash Das, Piyali Mishra and Madhab Chandra Ghosh

Abstract: Regular exercise is an important way to live a healthy life, while exercise and air pollution can be an unhealthy combination. The study was carried out to observe whether environmental air pollution has any effect on physiological fitness parameters of male athletes of two different polluted zones of west Bengal. Two different zones (Cooch Behar -A B N Seal College, Durgapur -PCBL More) with their respective climate condition of West Bengal, India were selected for the present study. The air quality of these different zones was collected from WBPCB for comparative study of air pollution from January 2017 to February 2017. The total number of 21 male athletes aged 18-25 years undergoing regular training program for a minimum period of 3 years and having participation in national /state/district level sports competitions and residents of that particular area for the past 5 years or more were enrolled as subjects of this study. They were subdivided into two groups according to their residence of particular zone. Selected physical measurement, physiological fitness and air pollutants were measured. Values of PM10 of Durgapur zone was much more than the national ambient air quality standards, while SO2 and NO2 of both zones were within the standards. There was no significant difference between athletes of Cooch Behar and Durgapur zone in respect of height, weight and BSA. BMI of the athletes of the Cooch Behar zone was significantly higher than Durgapur zone. Pre exercise heart rate of the Cooch Behar athletes was significantly lower than Durgapur athletes. Blood pressure, PFI and VO2max of the Cooch Behar athletes were significantly higher than the Durgapur athletes.

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How to cite this article:
Provash Das, Piyali Mishra, Madhab Chandra Ghosh. A comparative study on physiological fitness components of male athletes of two different air polluted zones of West Bengal. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2020;7(6):302-305.
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