Examining the Co-Relation between Posture, Flexibility and General Physical Fitness in Early Adolescents

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Anushka Saxena, Dr. Shahiduz Zafar


Background:This study aims to examine the co-relation between general physical fitness, flexibility, and posture in junior high school children.

Objectives: To examine the correlation between posture flexibility and general physical fitness in early adolescent’s male children of primary school (8-14 years of age) along with relationship in between all parameters of posture evaluation flexibility and fitness which include anthropometrics measurements relations like age height weight and BMI as well.

Methods:BMI, height(cm) and weight(kg) were measured using standard protocols for children. Physical fitness was determined by PAQ-C. Flexibility was assessed by sit and reach test in trials and posture were assessed by using the APECS.  Data analysis was done by SPSS IBM software.

Results:Results suggest children with greater height have significant greater flexibility where r=0.398, p<0.05. No children are underweight and among all 84% have normal weight. Trials of sit & reach have a significant linear relationship as r=0.829 and p<0.01. Children show lower scoring in Q1 and in total activity frequency Q8 and Highest scorers were for Q4, Q6 and Q7. Body alignment is often associated with positive relationship with head shoulder and pelvis and often negatively associated with knee and foot.

Conclusions:  There is a correlation which is significant (p<0.05) between knee alignment and sit and reach flexibility measures for male participants. Male children who are good in PE classes associated with high activity frequency and often enjoy spare time activities leads to high active groups.

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