Correlation Between Body Mass Index and Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Young Healthy Males

Authors

  • G. Jency Thangasheela
  • V. Karthik
  • A.Sathishkumar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v16i4.18699

Keywords:

Body mass index, cardio respiratory fitness, vo2 max.

Abstract

Background: Increased body fatness as predicted by body mass index is an additional factor for developing
cardiovascular diseases.
Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the cardiorespiratory fitness in terms of VO2 max in young
healthy males and to study the relation between body mass index and cardiorespiratory fitness.
Methodology: 50 young healthy male subjects in the age group of 18 to 22 years were included in this study group.
Body mass index was measured as weight (in kilograms) divided by height (in meters) squared. Cardio respiratory
fitness in terms of VO2 max was assessed by following the protocol of Queen’s College Step Test (QCT).
Results: There was a significant negative correlation between body mass index (BMI) and VO2max (ml/kg/min)
(r = -0.890).

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Author Biographies

  • G. Jency Thangasheela

    Professor, Cherraans College of Physiotherapy, Department of Orthopaedics

  • V. Karthik

    Professor, Cherraans College of Physiotherapy, Department of Cardio-Respiratory,

  • A.Sathishkumar

    MPT Final year, Cherraans College of Physiotherapy.

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Published

2022-10-19

How to Cite

Correlation Between Body Mass Index and Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Young Healthy Males. (2022). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 16(4), 19-23. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v16i4.18699