The aim of this study was to make a study of the status of physical fitness of middle aged Southern Railway (SR) employees. For the purpose of this study, the investigator randomly selected 25 employees from Group A, 25 employees from Group B, 100 employees from Group C and 100 employees from Group D, in the age group of 40 to 50 years. The subjects were selected from Chennai, as Southern Railway headquarters is situated in Chennai and employees from all the divisions and categories of employees are available in Chennai. The health related Physical fitness variables such as Flexibility, Muscular strength, Muscular endurance, Cardio vascular endurance and Percent body fat were measured using standard tests prescribed. The results proved that there were significant differences in means of health related Physical fitness variables, Flexibility, Cardiovascular endurance, Muscular strength, and Muscular endurance and there was no significant difference on body composition among different groups of employees of Southern Railway. The paired mean comparisons proved that there were no significant differences between Group A and Group B employees on Flexibility, Cardiovascular endurance and Muscular endurance. The results further proved that group D employees were having more health related physical fitness followed by Group C, then by Group B and Group A. It was concluded that physical activity levels of the employees have significant association with health related physical fitness levels of middle aged SR employees.
Author Name : J.Devakumar & Dr.P.Kulandaivelu
Keywords: Survey, Physical Fitness, Railway Employees, Middle Age.