Influence of Intervention Program to Foster Physical Resilience Among Adolescents
Physical resilience refers to the body’s capacity to adapt to arising challenges, maintain stamina and strength in the face of demands, Gill Mathias 2 017 . During adolescent period there is a sudden internal and external change in the body where most of the adolescents are unaware of these changes leading them towards a state of consciousness which in turn lead to stress and rebellious behaviours. Physical resilience is the ability of an adolescent to maintain a good body image by understanding the importance of nutrition and physical activity to overcome their bodily changes in a positive way. Kriemleretal 2016 States that Physical inactiveness, low fitness and lack of awareness on nutrition in adolescents are raising health burdens worldwide. Physical inactivity in adults has been established as one of the leading established risk factors for mortality and burden of disease. Moreover, a high fitness has been shown to prolong life and even seems to be able to counterbalance mortality. Therefore, the present study was taken up to assess the influence of an intervention program to nurture physical resilience skills of selected adolescents. A total of 100 adolescents in the age group of 13 16 years were identified for the study. A Self developed Physical Resilience – Subset of Adolescent Resilience scale was administered to assess the physical resilience skills. The adolescents were further divided into experimental and control groups having 50 participants in each group. The experimental group was exposed to an intervention programme for a period of six months to nurture Physical Resilience skills. The study concluded that, intervention programme was very effective in enhancing the Physical Resilience skills among adolescents.
adolescents, physical resilience, nutrition, physical activity
Ms Rohinie Raj J. J | Dr. A. H. M. Vijayalaxmi