International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 5, Part G (2018)
Dietary behaviour and nutritional profile of Indian wrestlers
This study was undertaken to assess dietary habits and nutritional profile of wrestlers staying in Akhadas. The sample comprised of twenty male wrestlers staying in one of the Akhadas of Delhi. An oral questionnaire was formulated to collect general information and morbidity profile. Information on dietary habits, meal pattern, daily activity and exercise pattern was also gathered. Three day’s dietary record method was used to collect information about dietary intake. Anthropometric measurements included height, weight, chest circumference and waist and hip circumference. BMI and WHR were calculated. Mean age of wrestlers staying in Akhada was 20.3 + 2.21 years and they were reportedly spending 4-6 hours daily in training. Mean weight of respondents was 76 kg + 13 and their mean BMI was around 27 kg/m2 which according to Garrow’s classification would be categorized as overweight. The nutritional intake analysis of the wrestlers revealed mean energy intake of 7501+907 Kcal which was much higher than recommended. Further, percentage contribution of macronutrients in energy indicated higher energy (43%) coming from fat sources. Thus, the study clearly showed that wrestlers staying in Akhadas were taking diet requiring modification in terms of fat component in order to prevent them from any adverse health effects.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Anil K Vanaik, Monika Wasuja, Dr. Sarita Tyagi. Dietary behaviour and nutritional profile of Indian wrestlers. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(5):487-489.