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Published: 2013-03-30

Attitude towards Health and Fitness of Middle Age and Old Age Citizens of Gwalior

Department of Physical Education, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh-474001, India
Asst. Professor, Dept. of Physical Education, Veerbhumi Govt. P.G. College, Mahoba, Uttar Pradesh-210437, India
Department of Physical Education, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh-474001, India
Department of Physical Education, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh-474001, India
Old age Middle Age Health Attitude Fitness Curriculum

Abstract

Purpose: -The purpose of the study was to assess the Attitude towards Health and Fitness among Middle and old age Citizens of Gwalior Methodology:- Selection of Subjects: - One Hundred male and female middle and old age walkers from different part of Gwalior were randomly selected as subjects for the study. The average age of the subjects was 40 to 80 years. Criterion Variables: - A self-constructed attitude questionnaire was used as tool. Statistical Technique: - Descriptive statistics i.e. percentile method was used. Results:- it was fund that 87% people walk, Run, and Exercise for better health, 80% for physical fitness, 34% for overcoming aging, 49% for improving digestion, 14% for leisure time recreation, 19% to meet his friends, 9% for time pass, 30% to rehabilitate diabetes, 24% to rehabilitate blood pressure, 23% to overcome heart disease, 29% to overcome arthritis, 5% to show as social status, 7% to discuss local politics, 63% to get fresh air, and 8% to overcome asthma, 48% people come which believe that walking, running, jogging exercise, or yoga is good for improving physical health, 36% for improving mental health, 24% for improving emotional health, 13% for improving social health, 67% for improving total health, 85% people are in favour of implementing Physical Education, Sports and Yoga for All level of Education, 88% people give his your opinion that govt. should provide good parks for exercise for citizens, 90% people believe that Indian politicians should be physically fit like European countries politicians, and 93% people believe that India need to have more sports grounds than hospitals. Conclusion: - Healthy people generally maintain positive attitudes toward fitness. It was concluded that mostly people walk, Run, and do Exercise for better health, and come to walk for remaining themselves physical fit, and every people should involve in Physical activity.

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Singh, R., Kumar, P., Kumar, S., & Pratap Singh, P. (2013). Attitude towards Health and Fitness of Middle Age and Old Age Citizens of Gwalior. International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports, 2(1), 6-15. https://doi.org/10.26524/1312

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