International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 10, Part C (2018)
Effect of nutrition in physical fitness and talent development among students of physical education
The study was carried out by selecting 120 boys of B.P.Ed. from Sardar Patel Institute of Technology, Shikarpur, Bulandshar, Uttar Pradesh. Nutritional status was assessed by computing BMI (Body Mass Index) using height and weight parameters. Physical fitness was assessed by the performance of respondents in track and field events viz., 100M, 400M and 1500M track events and Hop step jump, high jump and Discuss Throw as field events. Nutritional status ofs student respondents using BMI as recommended by WHO revealed that about 13.33% of the respondents were below (<20) normal. 85.01% were in normal (20-23) and about 1.66% only were overweight. The Spearman’s correlation coefficient was computed to see the relation between BMI and sport events such as track events and field events. The results revealed that, there was a positive correlation between all events except 100M, 400M run and BMI. Talent identification revealed using frequency and percentage showed that 28.33% in 100M, 37.50% in 400M and 70.83% in 1500M track events. While talented students in field events were as 55.83% in Hop step jump, 54.16% in high jump and 79.16% in Discuss Throw. The study proves that the nutrition has played a vital role in performance of track and field events for identification of talent.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Hoshiyar Singh. Effect of nutrition in physical fitness and talent development among students of physical education. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(10):206-209.