A Study on Body Mass index of Yoga Practicing Individuals and its Association with Their Age
- Body Mass Index,
- Non-communicable diseases
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India is a multiethnic country, but ethnic differences in adiposity or the influence of lifestyle and ethnicity on obesity and cardio-respiratory health has been less explored in spite of India's diversity in terms of biological as well as socio-cultural backgrounds. Obesity is a major public health issue in India and worldwide and its prevalence is increasing. Prevention and intervention programs, frequently developed to target specific behaviors, might be more effective if comprehensive since behaviors rarely occur in isolation. The purpose of the study was to examine the Body Mass Index of Yoga Practicing individuals at Kuvempu University Jnansahyadri campus were included in the study. The study further assessed the relationship between Body Mass Index and Age of Selected Active individuals of Jnansahyadri campus. For the purpose of this study Sixty-one active individuals actively involved in regular physical activities during morning were selected from Kuvempu University Jnanasahyadri campus, Shankarghatta. In order to test hypothesis of this study health status was assessed with the help of Body Mass Index. Height was measured in meters with the help of a Stadiometer, weight with the help of Standard Weighing machine. The height and weight measured was utilized to calculate Body Mass Index. Descriptive statistics like Mean and Standard Deviation were employed and results on health status obtained. Further, percent analysis was carried out for understanding the health status of Active individuals. For understanding the relationship between Body Mass Index and Age of subjects Pearson Product Moment Correlation was employed. On the basis of the results of present investigation it can be concluded that a large proportion of active individuals are ‘Over weight’ (47.54%), a small proportion are ‘Obese’ (13.10%). 39.34% of the subjects were found to be ‘Normal’. Further, there did not exist any relationship between Body Mass Index and Age in Yoga practicing individuals at Kuvempu University.
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