Physical And Fitness: The Importance Of Physical Fitness

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48, No.1, January 2011 )

In human development adolescence is the period of maturation and rapid growth. The nutritional status of adolescence girls , contributes majority to the community , as they will be the future mothers.
Physical growth also occurs very rapidly in adolescence age as compare to pre-adolescence age. In india, the proportion of adolescence getting married before their growth is very high ( 23.0%) (Agarwal et al, 1974). There is very littlee information regarding diet and nutritional staus of adolescent age group of rural India.
23% of adolescent girl population got married before 18 years of age. All are aware that in growing children conception leads to cessation of growth. It was observed about 24% of the married adolescent girls had short stature (<145 cm) and 18.6% are underweight (<38 kg) (Nutrition Foundation of India, 1989), who could be considered as ‘at risk’.
The average nutrient intake in rural population of about around 120 villages where found as:
Intake of nutrients in different age

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