Relationship of body mass index to physical activity of college women

Vol-4 | Issue-03 | March 2019 | Published Online: 13 March 2019    PDF ( 234 KB )
Author(s)
Suita Devi 1; Dr. Sonia Kanwar 2

1Research scholar, department of physical education, Panjab university ,chandigarh (India)

2Assistant professor, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College Sector -26 ,chandigarh (India)

Abstract

The sample of 100 college women having age range between 18 to 25 years studying in different degree classes in M.C.M.DAV.college of Chandigarh affiliated to Panjab University wwas selected by using random sampling technique. BMI was administered to evaluate subject’s level of obesity. On the basis of BMI, four groups namely underweight (BMI<18.5), normal weight (18.5-22.9), overweight (23-24.9) and obese (BMI>25) were formed as recommended by ICMR (2009). Each group was consisted of 100 subjects. In order to determine the body mass index (BMI), weight and height of all subjects was measured and recorded in kilograms and meters. Body Mass Index of the subjects was determined by using the following formula. International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) protocol (2005): was used to measure the physical activity in college women.

Keywords
physical activity, B.M.I.
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