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A Study to Assess the Level of Physical Activity in Young Adults at Puducherry

Prof Supriya K Vinod, Ms T Renugadevi, Dr Jayastri Kurushev, Mr Muthu Kumar

Keywords : physical activity, young adults

Citation Information : Vinod PS, Renugadevi MT, Kurushev DJ, Kumar MM. A Study to Assess the Level of Physical Activity in Young Adults at Puducherry. 2015; 8 (1):30-33.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-8-1-30

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Physical activity has enormous potential for improving the health of the Public. Physical activity is of primary importance in preventing diseases and in particular lifestyle diseases. Physical activity varies in intensity: light, moderate and vigorous. Moderate intensity is any activity done at a level which leaves the participant feeling warm and slightly out of breath, while vigorous intensity is “expected to leave the participant feeling out of breath and sweaty”. The purpose of this study was to assess the level of physical activity in young adults. 200 students in the age group of 18 - 25 years were selected for this study by convenience sampling and self designed questionnaire was given to all participants to gather information about their level of physical activity. The study results revealed that 51% of the students are in poor level, 32.5% are in good level and 16.5% are in better level of physical activity. Males appeared to be more active than female students.


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