Gaurav Dureja; Preety
Iranian Journal of Health and Physical activity
Purpose: Health related physical fitness consists of those components of physical fitness that have a relationship with good health. This research aimed at comparing the health related physical fitness between government and private school girls of Chandigarh.
Material and Methods: To do so a descriptive survey was designed. A total of three hundred (N=300) girls, (150) from government schools and 150 from private schools of Chandigarh), aged between 16 – 18 years), were selected through purposive sampling technique. To measure maximal functional capacity and cardio-respiratory fitness, the level of obesity, the abdominal muscular strength & endurance, and the flexibility of the lower back and posterior thighs of the participants, the 9-Minute run, Skin fold Caliper, modified sit-ups and Sit and reach tests were applied, respectively. Student T-test was applied to compare the two study groups.
Results: Results showed that private school girls had better health related physical fitness as compared to government school girls.
Discussion and Conclusion: So the formers need to be provided with better physical facilities, nutritional diet and other related things which help them in improving their health relate physical fitness.
Cardio-respiratory function; Body composition; Flexibility; Muscular endurance; Government; private school; Chandigarh