International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education

International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education


International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education
International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education
Vol. 5, Issue 6 (2020)

Prevalence of physical inactivity in students of south Gujarat medical education and research centre


Vaibhavi D Patel, Heena R Kalathiya, Kaushik Kumar K Patel

Physical inactivity has been determined as the second most important modifiable risk factor for poor health after tobacco smoking. Many studies paid attention to the worldwide decline in physical activity (PA) and increase the sedentary and obesity. Studies of university students in other countries indicated that the majority of students were physically inactive. Methods: A cross sectional observational study was conducted among students of south Gujarat Medical Education and Research Centre. 250 students aged between 18 to 25 years were selected. Self-administrated International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) were used to measure physical activity. Questionnaires were interpreted as: 1) low physical activity; 2) moderate activity; 3) high physical activity in last seven days. Results: Descriptive statistical analyses were performed. The findings revealed that the prevalence of physical inactivity among the respondents was 28.8%. Conclusion: Physical inactivity was high in students of South Gujarat Medical Education and Research Centre
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