Relationship between Physical Activity and Physical Fitness of Ellisras Rural Primary School Children of South Africa
Keywords:Physical fitness, physical activity, rural primary school children, South Africa
LANGUAGE NOTE | Document text in English; abstract also in Chinese.
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between physical activity and fitness in 212 South African rural primary school children. A questionnaire was used to gather physical activities performed during the whole week. The results show a few significant relationships between physical activity and sit-ups, shuttle run and 1600m run in girls, but none in boys. The gender difference may be explained by a ceiling effect in boys. The general absence of significant findings may be explained by the low nutritional status, unrecorded physical activity duration, high levels of physical activity, and heterogeneity in growth and maturation.
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