FUNCTIONAL FITNESS OF ACTIVE AND SEDENTARY OLDER PEOPLE: A COMPARATIVE STUDY
Keywords:lower body strength, upper body strength, lower body flexibility, upper body flexibility, agility/dynamic balance & aerobic endurance.
The purpose of the study was to assess and compare functional fitness among physically active and sedentary male senior citizens. For the purpose of the study one seventy-five male senior citizens (N=175) were selected from Delhi-NCR region. The age of the subjects ranged from 60- to 64-year-old. The selected subjects were divided into two groups active (n=100) and sedentary (n=75). Functional fitness test developed by Rikli and Jones were administered on the selected subjects. The data was analysed by employing descriptive statistics and Independent ‘t’ test. The results showed that there was a significant difference in lower body strength, upper body strength, lower body flexibility, upper body flexibility, agility/dynamic balance and aerobic endurance between physically active and sedentary male senior citizens
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