The Relationship between Farming Activities, Physical Fitness and Body Fat,
MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS DEPT OF FAMILY PRACTICE AND COMMUNITY HEALTH
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The ultimate goal of this research is to develop a simple, accurate method for measuring physical fitness in large population groups. The objectives of the present study represent small steps toward this larger goal To calculate mean fitness levels of groups of National Guardsmen and to determine the statistical significance, if any, of observed differences To explore the generalizability of studies on National Guardsmen by comparing heightweight data on National Guardsmen with data from the most recent probability sample of U.S. males, the 1971-1974 U.S. HANES survey To identify military units with higher percentages of farmers and to begin pilot studies of life habits, fitness levels and body fat of men in these units and To record baseline data for future calculations of the reliability and validity of this new fitness testing method.