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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(4): 1472-1481
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.804.172


Physical Characteristics and Physical Fitness of Indigenous Garo Tea Plucking women: A Study in Small Tea Plantations of Meghalaya (India)
Tapsri R. Marak1, Deepak Bhagat1 and Swapnali Borah2*
1Department of Management, North-Eastern Hill University, Tura Campus- 794002, Meghalaya, India
2Department of Family Resource Management, Central Agricultural University, Tura- 794005, Meghalaya, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The understanding of physical characteristics and physical fitness are considered as the best measure of an individual capability in doing physical work. A sample of 40 women working in small tea plantations of West Garo Hills district in Meghalaya were selected for the present study with two age groups 20-35 years and 36-50 years who have spent maximum years and highest field experience in tea leaf plucking. Physical characteristics of subjects were assessed by recording age, height, weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), VO2 max of women workers. The mean age of all the women workers was 35.02 years, mean weight was 48.22kg with 150.92 cm height. The mean of the VO2 max of the subjects was 25.68, Lean body mass is 35.7kg, fat weight is 13.4kg and the computation of Body Mass Index (BMI) was 21.29 which can be considered in normal category and majority of women workers belonged to ectomorphic group. Physical fitness level of majority of women workers was of high average, the average grip strength of women tea garden workers was 25.28 kg and the average strength of back of women was 53.19 kg.


Keywords: Physical characteristics, Physical fitness, Small tea plantations, BMI, handgrip, Strength, Back strength
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Tapsri R. Marak, Deepak Bhagat and Swapnali Borah. 2019. Physical Characteristics and Physical Fitness of Indigenous Garo Tea Plucking women: A Study in Small Tea Plantations of Meghalaya (India).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(4): 1472-1481. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.804.172