Evaluation of Flexibility Capacity in Pediatric Overweight
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Childhood is a severe threat to human health. There is a suggested relationship between overweight and physical fitness. The aim of the present study is to determine the association between overweight and flexibility in children. The sample consisted of individuals aged 10 and 12 ages. The sample includes of 105 students residing in Izmir. Body mass index (BMI) was calculated by using weight in kg unit and height in meter unit. Data analyzed by SPSS 11.0 package programs. Correlation and crosstabs analyses were also used in the research. It was determined that there was no relationship between body mass index values and the left and right flexibility values of the subjects. While obesity is linked to physical fitness in accordance with several studies and tests, the present study and previous studies state that flexibility and obesity have no meaningful association. Even though overweight constitutes physical difficulties for children, it does not cause a significant problem in terms of physical flexibility.
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