Behrooz Sadoogi, Mostafa Setamdideh, Yousef Esmailyan


The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between physical fitness and body composition with overall health of non-athlete high school boys of Miandoab in 2014-2015 school year. One hundred one students were selected by convenience sampling method. To check the physical fitness, subjects' indices such abdominal muscle endurance (sit up), flexibility (seated hand stretch to toe), cardiorespiratory endurance (548 meter race), agility (4 in 9 meters race) shoulder girdle muscles endurance (modified horizontal bar), sprint (45 meters), and body composition by measuring subcutaneous fat in triceps and calf using Slater et al formula were measured. To check the general health status, General Health Questionnaire was used. Analysis of the data showed that there was no significant relationship between body composition components (P=0.045). No significant relationship was observed between physical fitness and general health subscales (P=0.292), which may be due to sampling foolproof. There was a significant relationship between flexibility and cardio-respiratory endurance with some general health measures (P=0.038). The negative correlation between the level of physical fitness and general health indicators and its scores' getting lower indicate a lack of physical and mental health. Moreover, the significance of the relationship between flexibility and cardio-respiratory endurance with indices of general health factors may be due to the impact of fitness elements on individuals' health


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