Health-related fitness in preschool children: Difference between organized and unorganized physical activity

Journal Title: Exercise and Quality of Life - Year 2018, Vol 10, Issue 1

Abstract

The aim of this research was to determine the differences in health-related fitness between preschool children involved in organized and unorganized physical activities. This study was performed on a sample of 220 healthy preschool children that were divided into two groups, organized physical activity group (N=99) and unorganized physical activity group (N=121). Beside the set of anthropometric variables children were tested for Standing broad jump, Classic sitand- reach test, Bent arm hang, Sit-ups in 30 seconds and Handgrip strength test. The t-test applied to determine differences between anthropometric characteristic revealed differences for almost all variables (p≤0.05). Moreover, the organized physical activity group showed better results in all fitness variables compared to unorganized group (p≤0.01). It can be concluded that the developmental gymnastics program has influence on improvement of health-related fitness in preschool children.

Authors and Affiliations

Dragana Zarić, Zoran Gojković, Goran Sporiš, Dejan Madić

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  • EP ID EP304055
  • DOI 10.31382/eqol.180603
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How To Cite

Dragana Zarić, Zoran Gojković, Goran Sporiš, Dejan Madić (2018). Health-related fitness in preschool children: Difference between organized and unorganized physical activity. Exercise and Quality of Life, 10(1), 29-34. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-304055