International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 6, June 2015


A Study On Cardiovascular Fitness of Sedentary College Students

Richa Rai | Priyanka Chugh [5] | M.P.S.Negi


Abstract: Introduction A step test provides a submaximal measure of cardio-respiratory or endurance fitness. Aim and Objective This research study aims to study the Cardiovascular fitness of sedentary college students. Methodology 60 normal healthy subjects having normal BMI were subjected to YMCA 3 minute step test, and their pre and post readings were noted. Results On Comparing YMCA scores between the genders, t test revealed significantly (p<0.01) different and better (36.2 %) scores in females as compared to males (2.54 1.02 vs.1.62 0.86, t=3.50, p=0.001). The overall Cardiovascular rating scoring remained in the category of Poor and Below Average for most of the students. Conclusion The average score of both the groups indicates that Physiotherapists and Clinicians should consider the importance of preserving functional capacity/ fitness by recommending regular physical activity for individuals, with normal BMI as well as altered BMI, alike.


Keywords: Normal BMI, 3-Min Step Test, Fitness, Heart Rate Recovery HRR


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 6, June 2015,


Pages: 109 - 112


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