International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 8, Issue 7, Part E (2022)
Prevalence of physical activity across Hubli-Dharwad collegiate Bharatanatyam dancers: A cross sectional study
Dance is a form of physical activity that is widely practiced as a leisure activity that is prevalent form of physical activity among girls. Bharatanatyam is an Indian classical dance which is a recreational activity since age old times. International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) is designed specifically for adults to measure activity levels accurately and across multiple domains of physical activity.
Aim: To describe the prevalence of physical activity among Hubli and Dharwad Bharatanatyam dancers.
Methodology: A total of 126 dancers across Hubli-Dharwad of age group 18-24 years completed the official English long version of the IPAQ. The total level of physical activity was estimated and expressed as metabolic equivalent-hours per week.
Results: The mean age observed was 21.47±1.64 years. The statistical tests show significant difference in the METS over age groups.
Conclusion: This study found that dancers have low physical activity and there is need for additional supplemental exercise training in dancers.
How to cite this article:
Vijayalaxmi S Kathare, Dr. Pooja Kesharwani, Tulasi H Kulkarni, Namratha Shanbhag, Poojalaxmi Patil. Prevalence of physical activity across Hubli-Dharwad collegiate Bharatanatyam dancers: A cross sectional study. Int J Appl Res 2022;8(7):504-508.