2019, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part T
Exploring relationship between measured and perceived flexibility of high school students
AUTHOR(S): Rohan D’ Costa and Dr. Gajanana Prabhu B
World is the largest mixture of races and different types of customs and traditions are followed in this society. World health day was celebrated every seventh April because it gives us the consciousness regarding Health. Health is wealth and physical fitness is the key for the healthy life. Physical activities are bodily movements produced by skeletal muscles that result in energy expenditure. Physical activity may be our daily occupation, sports and other activities. Exercises are the set of programmers’ that can be involved in physical activities. Health related Physical fitness are important for productive living of individuals. Health related physical fitness is necessary for every individual irrespective of age and sex. The knowledge of our own body mechanism, the merits demerits employs a good and healthy system which is the basic and primary need at this century to lead a happy and healthy life in the society. Knowing our own body mechanism, we can avoid many non-communicable diseases like obesity, hypertension, heart diseases and cancer. Flexibility is defined for a joint or a group of joints as its range of motion, or degree of extension, that its tissues are capable of. The purpose of the present investigation was to measure the correlation between measured and perceived flexibility of high school students. The subjects for the present study were four hundred high school students studying in various schools of Shivamogga district. The Sit and Reach Test is a measure to assess the flexibility of lower back and muscles of hamstring. Data on perceived endurance of subjects was measured using a five point likert scale. The test was conducted with due permission in the school premises during spare time of the subjects with prior consent. Apart from descriptive statistics like Mean and Standard Deviation, Pearson product moment correlation was applied to elicit association between measured and perceived flexibility. there is significant weak positive linear relationship between measured and perceived flexibility in girl’s section. In boy’s section, it is found that there is significant moderate positive linear relationship between measured and perceived flexibility.
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How to cite this article:
Rohan D’ Costa, Dr. Gajanana Prabhu B. Exploring relationship between measured and perceived flexibility of high school students. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2019;4(1):1072-1074.