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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 5 Issue 7, July 2016
Association between Body Mass Index and Hamstring/Back Flexibility in Adolescent Subjects
Anu Arora  | Snehad Souza | Sujata Yardi 
Abstract: Increasing levels of overweight and obesity in the dynamic adolescent phase of life has brought along with it an eclectic array of health related issues. Flexibility of hamstrings & low back constitute one such important issues and is a vital component of health related Physical Fitness. Since flexibility in adolescence would have far reaching repercussions not only in adolescent subjects presently but also in their future life, hence this research studies the association between Body mass Index & Flexibility in adolescent subjects. Analysis of data from 300 study subjects recruited as per inclusion criteria, found weak association between BMI & Flexibility in adolescent subjects. However there seems an overall decline in the flexibility of the study subjects.
Keywords: Overweight, Obesity, Adolescents, Flexibility, Sit and Reach Test
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 7, July 2016,
Pages: 96 - 99
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