Author(s): Dr.Sheikh Shahid
The aim of the present study is compare cardio endurance between obese and non obese adolescent Indian boys. For present study, 200 obese adolescent boys (Av. age 16.25 yrs.) and 200 normal weight adolescent boys (Av. age 16.12 yrs.) from various govt. and private schools of Chhattisgarh were selected to serve as sample for the present study. The criteria for selection of subjects was based on WHO (2000) classification of body mass index (BMI) which BMI between 18.0-24.99 is considered to be normal weight while BMI >30 is considered to be obese. To assess cardio endurance of the selected subjects, 600 yard run/walk test was used.Results reveal that cardio endurance of obese adolescent boys was significantly superior as compared to non-obese boys. It can be concluded that cardio endurance or cardio respiratory endurance is severely impaired due to obesity in adolescent boys.