Arindam Biswas, Saikot Chatterjee
Bratachari is a traditional artistic feat of Bengal. It is a well-designed formal activity synthesized with songs and rhythmic activities. Bratachari was introduced as a combined Indian folk form of songs and dances. According to fitness experts Bratachari is supposed to have wide range of wellness benefits on human health. Bratachari. Keeping in view the health and fitness benefits of the indigenous activity Bratachari was considered as an integral part of Physical Education curriculum. The scholar being passionate for the activity made up his mind to conduct a research study on the topic health related fitness status of Women Bratachari practitioner. For the study 30 girls were randomly selected as the subjects of the present study from Bratachari training centers of North and South 24 parghanas of west Bengal who are regularly involved in Bratachari training. Initially the scholar collected personal data like age height and weight of the girls. In the physical fitness parameter only health related fitness variables such as Cardio respiratory endurance, Muscular strength, Muscular endurance, Flexibility and body composition were taken into consideration. For analysis of data descriptive statistics was computed and the mean scores were compared with standard norms. From the comparison it is clear that the cardiovascular endurance, and muscular endurance of Bratachari girls was “ABOVE AVERAGE”. Flexibility of the girls was EXECELLENT, muscular strength of Bratachari girls was “AVERAGE and condition of the body fat percentage was within the athletic category.
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