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A comparative study on different BMI category and physical fitness health related component of sedentary male youth in Terengganu

V Eswaramoorthi, M.R. Abdullah, H Juahir, A.B.H.M. Maliki, R.M. Musa, N.A. Kosni, N Alias, N.B. Raj, S.M.M. Rasid, A Adnan

Abstract


This study aims to compare the physical fitness health related component on three different BMI category (underweight-UG; normal-NG and obese-OG) of sedentary male youth in Terengganu. 223 sedentary male youth of Terengganu (age 17.4±1.9) categorize into three groups based on BMI index value. Five physical fitness health related component (VO2max, one minute sit up and push up, V sit and reach and 20 meter speed) are measured in all groups. Multivariate Analysis of variance revealed that there is significant different between three BMI groups on physical fitness health related components F (10, 434) = 6.24, P < 0.0001. Thus, the current study shows an evidence to improve health, enhancement in each physical fitness health related components must be concentrated instead of correcting BMI alone.

Keywords: BMI; physical fitness health related; obesity




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jfas.v9i2s.8
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