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Awareness of Physical Activity and Current Physical Activity Level in College Going Students: A Cross Sectional Survey

Tejas R. Chokshi, Amatullah Lilywala

Abstract: BACKGROUND: Physical inactivity is most leading cause of mortality worldwide in adults. It?s required to check level of awareness and physical activity level among students and accordingly to conduct major steps towards active and healthy lifestyle among adults. AIM AND OBJECTIVES: Aim of the study is to examine campus student?s awareness for the physical activity and to explore the relationship between awareness and current levels of physical activity. METHODOLOGY: The participants who were volunteer to participate in survey included in the study. Awareness of physical activity is assessed by using researcher based on ACSM guidelines. The awareness survey included 10 true or false questions about physical activity guidelines. Current physical activity is assessed using the short International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ). STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: Descriptive statistics is used to describe the awareness and activity behaviours of participants. Frequencies are used to analyse the awareness of physical activity level. Pearson's product moment coefficient was calculated to determine the relationship between knowledge of physical activity and current physical activity level. RESULT A total of 250 participants included in the study. Mean of age is 20 years old and 142 males and 108 females were participated. On an average 75.44% of participants have awareness of physical activity in daily life but most of them are not maintaining high level of physical activities. CONCLUSION In-spite of having awareness physical activity level students are physical inactive.

Keywords: Physical activity, Awareness, Exercise, Knowledge

Country: India, Subject Area: Physiotherapy

Pages: 847 - 848

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019

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Tejas R. Chokshi, Amatullah Lilywala, "Awareness of Physical Activity and Current Physical Activity Level in College Going Students: A Cross Sectional Survey", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR),, Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019, 847 - 848

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