A questionnaire survey of awareness of physical activity among the faculties of medical college

Pamidi, Narendra and Nayal, Bhavna and Kamath, Ullas (2014) A questionnaire survey of awareness of physical activity among the faculties of medical college. Journal of Education and Health Promotion, 3. pp. 75-77.

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Abstract

Background: The physical activity in teaching faculties is an important aspect to maintain good health. This not only prevents the various non - communicable diseases but also has role in secondary prevention of diseases. It is also proven that the growing epidemic of obesity mostly in children is linked to recent decline in physical activity levels both in home, school and working places. Social class is thought to have a bearing on physical activity. On basis of this, the survey was done to assess the physical activity levels in higher social class population i.e. on teaching faculty of Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India. Materials and Methods: Questionnaire study was implemented in 2010 as the design of this research without any manual intervention. No experiment was conducted in the research. Questions were specific and related to the physical activities in home and also in working environment. Results: The study found that in medical college the lifestyle is restricted mostly to sedentary and moderate work. Most of faculties were using bike and cars to reach there working place and also we found the physical activities in the form of exercise and sports activity were lacking. Discussion: In addition to the importance of a physical activity professional’s potential influence on others as a model, engaging in a physically active lifestyle is very important for personal reasons. Achieving and maintaining a health-enhancing level of physical fitness is one of the basic standards for good teaching and maintaining good health. Physical activity in professionals leads to both personal health benefits, and improve job satisfaction. Conclusion: Infrastructure improvements such as sports activity in colleges among faculties, combined with regular exercise provide additional physical activity that would help reduce obesity and non-communicable diseases.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Exercise; physical activity; sports; teachers.
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Biochemistry
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2015 09:35
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 09:35
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141741

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