Gender Difference in Physical Performance tests with in the Individual with Normal body Mass Index

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    • Abstract:
      BackgroundHealth-related physical fitness (HRPF) is considered to be an indirect marker of a person's health and wellbeing reflecting the interplay and integration of many persons’ systems and body functions (musculoskeletal, cardio respiratory, hemato-circulatory, psycho neurological and body composition). Und erstanding the relationship between BMI and HRPF, measured by valid and reliable tests, will provide key information to aid the design of strategies to reduce the prevalence of cardio metabolic risk factors among children and adolescents. PurposeThe purpose of the study is to compare the gender difference in physical performance tests within the individuals with normal body mass index. MethodThe data needed for study is collected from Acharya college students and the research approach adopted is one time study. The research approach includes collection of data from 80 students on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria. ResultsResults show a significant difference in the physical performance test performed by male and female students. Male students performed better than female students on the basis of time with normal BMI. ConclusionThe present study shows that males took less time to perform the physical fitness test when compared to female irrespective of normal BMI.