Published: 2022-08-26

Correlation between BMI and hand grip strength among healthy young adults of Uttarakhand

Ved Prakash, Nidhi Jain, Kavita Singh, Mohd Abbas Dar


Background: Sedentary people who were not actively participating in sports have demonstrated significantly lower HSG compared to physically active people that involved in regular sports activity such as cricket, hockey, tennis, basketball, handball, etc. Therefore, HGS can be used to indicate the sedentary nature of a population, and it would help to predict their potential risk of developing non-communicable diseases such as Myocardial infarction and stroke.

Methods: This study was conducted to establish the possible correlation (if any) between body mass index and handgrip strength and endurance among young healthy adults at the city of Dehradun in the region of Uttarakhand.

Results: While in females there was statistically non-significant positive correlation between HGS and BMI in normal females. Statistically significant positive correlation was observed in overweight and obese females. When HE was correlated with BMI, it was observed that there was non-significant negative correlation in males.

Conclusions: Physical fitness is very much essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Handgrip strength and endurance are important parameters to assess muscular strength of an individual. As the weight increases muscle strength and endurance time also decreases as shown by our study. BMI is considered as a useful tool to measure the degree of overweight, but it will not indicate the factors causing the increase in weight


BMI, HGS, Obese, Overweight, Stroke

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