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Arazi H, Hosseini R, Akhlaghi S, Mohammadi F. The Status of Body Mass Index and Physical Fitness in Staff of Relief and Rescue Organization in Guilan Province, Iran. tbsrj. 2016; 2 (1) :59-67
URL: http://tjpm.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-3514-en.html
1- Hamid Arazi, 10th Km Tehran Road, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Rasht, Guilan, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise Physiology, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Razi, Kermanshah, Iran
3- BSc of Physical Education, Member of Relief and Rescue Organization, Guilan, Iran
Abstract:   (1364 Views)

Background & Objectives: Given the importance of physical fitness and body
mass index (BMI) in the performance of the Relief and Rescue Organization members,
this study aimed to examine the status of BMI and physical fitness among
male and female members of this organization in Guilan province, Iran.
Materials & Methods: This study was conducted on 98 male (weight: 82.52±6.68
kg, height: 174.88±4.9 cm) and 65 female (weight: 60.06±8.23 kg, height:
158.8±3.45 cm) members of Relief and Rescue Organization aged 20-35 years. The
subjects were selected via step-wise random cluster sampling method. Height and
weight of the subjects were measured by standard methods and their BMI was calculated.
Physical fitness of the subjects was measured by sit-ups, modified pull-ups,
sit-and-reach test, 1500-meter run, and 4×9 meter shuttle run test.
Results: The results showed that 14.11% of the participants were underweight
(BMI<20), 20.85% were normal weight (20<BMI≤25), 39.27% were overweight
(25<BMI≤30), and 25.77% were obese (BMI>30). Overweight and obesity in males
was more frequent than in females, and the total physical fitness score in males was
higher than that of females. Also, our results demonstrated a negative correlation
between physical fitness and weight, BMI, and body fat in both genders.
Conclusion: With regard to physical fitness level and BMI status, especially in female
members of the Relief and Rescue Organization in Guilan province, practical
strategies and programs should be implemented for enhancing their fitness status.

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Type of Study: Research(Original) | Subject: بهداشت
Accepted: 2016/07/4 | Published: 2016/07/4 | ePublished: 2016/07/4

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