S.Subramanian, Dr. A. Kalebrajan & Dr. D. Sathiakumar
The objective of the study was to investigate the Influence of Recreation Activity and Aerobic Exercise on Selected Health Related Physical Fitness Components and Physiological Variables of School Boys with Overweight. To achieve this purpose, Forty Five Overweight School Boys from various schools in Thirunelveli District were selected at random. Their age ranged between 14 and 17. The selected subjects were randomly divided into three equal groups of 15 each, namely Recreation Activity Group (Group – A), Aerobic Exercise (Group – B) and Control Group (Group – C). The Experimental Group had undergone Recreation Activity and Aerobic Exercise for 12 weeks, five days a week and daily one session only in the morning, duration of session one hour, whereas the Control Group (Group – C) maintained their daily routine activities and no special training was given. Physical variable namely Flexibility and Physiological Variable Breath Holding time were chosen as variables for this study. The subjects of the three groups were tested using standardized tests and procedures on selected Physical and Physiological variables before and after the training period. The following test items namely sit and reach and Breath Holding time were used to collect relevant data. The collected data were analyzed statistically through analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) to find out the pre and post training performances. To compare the significant difference between the Adjusted final means and better group. The Recreation Activity and Aerobics Exercise showed significant improvement due to 12 weeks of training on Flexibility and Breathe Holding Time compared to Control Group.
Recreation Activity, Aerobic Exercise, Flexibility, Breath Holding Time and School Boys.