Physical fitness related to health among male age groups
AbstractThis study aimed to determine physical fitness related to health of males aged 20-49 years and to analyze it among age groups. 144 males aged 20-29 years, 114 aged 30-39 years and 90 aged 40-49 years, all of whom living in the Parana state, southern Brazil. Height, weight, BMI, WHR, abdominal muscular endurance, flexibility and grip strength were evaluated by means of descriptive statistics, ANOVA and Tukey’s at p ≤ 0.05. Results showed a higher incidence of excess body weight and a higher WHR at age group 40-49 years. A higher performance of abdominal muscular endurance was found at al age group levels. A low flexibility level was found at age 20-29 years; lower right hand grip strength was found among ages 40-49 and at the left hand at age 30-39 years. Key-words: Leaness-obesity indexes, strength, abdominal endurance, flexibility.