%0 Journal Article
%T Long Time Exercise Break off Can Affect Body Mass Index and Waist to Height Ratio of Female Athlete Students Participating in the Athletic Race of Health Ministry of Iran
%G en
%J Shiraz E-Med J
%V 14
%N 3
%9 Research Article
%I Kowsar
%U http://emedicalj.com/en/articles/56868.html
%@ 1735-1391
%X Introduction: The quantification of morphological characteristics of athletes can be a key point in relating body structure to sports performance. There is little data on the physical characteristics of young female athletes.
%X Aims: Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the anthropometric characteristics of women's in colleges, in order to use this for training, detection and identification of talented players and find the reasons that affects their athletic performance.
%X Methods: this study has done on 251 female students who are take part in athletic games. Height, weight, waist circumference and hip circumference and also studentsâ€™ athletes background mentioned in questionnaire.
%X Statistical analysis used: The data were expressed as the mean values and their standard errors (S.E.). The variables were analyzed by one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA). Pearson correlations performed between exercise break off and other anthropometric characteristics.
%X Results: The mean of athletesâ€™ age were 22 years old and the average of their height and weight was 161.64 cm and 55.56 kg, respectively. The average of their body mass index was 21.27 kg/m<sup>2</sup>, which is normal. The average of waist circumference and hip circumference were 71.22 cm and 94.83 cm, respectively. The average of waist circumference to height ratio and waist to hip circumference ratio were 44.11 and 0.75, respectively which are normal. This study showed that students had more than 1 year exercise break off, will confront by BMI and waist circumference to height ratio increasing.
%X Conclusion: Most of students in various sport fields were in normal zone of BMI and waist to hip circumference ratio. By using this information, athlete clothing manufactures can use these averages. These findings also suggest to completion and exercise responsible to design special programs for these specific athletes. Moreover, this study showed that long exercise break off might affect female athletes' ability.
%K BMI
%K WHR
%K exercise
%K female athletes
%A Hassan Karimfar, M.
%A Shokri, S.
%A Bayat, A.
%A Afzali, M.
%D 2013
%7 2013-07-01
%> http://semj.neoscriber.org/cdn/dl/074f99c2-59ba-11e7-9ce8-47f7e05f2e38
%P 191-201