publication . Article . 2017

Physical Fitness and Metabolic Profile among Malay Undergraduates of a Public University in Selangor Malaysia

M. Emad; M. Kandiah; W. K. Lim; M. Y. Barakatun-Nisak; A. Rahmat; S. Norasruddin; M. Appukutty;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2017 Journal: ASEAN Journal on Science and Technology for Development (issn: 0217-5460, eissn: 2224-9028, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universitas Gadjah Mada
Abstract
<jats:p>This study investigated health-related components of physical fitness consisting of morphological fitness (body fat % or BF %; Body Mass Index or BMI; and waist circumference or WC), metabolic fitness (blood glucose, lipid profiles and haemoglobin) and aerobic capacity (VO2max). This crosssectional study involved 324 undergraduates recruited voluntarily by systematic random sampling from a public university in the city Shah Alam, Selangor Malaysia. The respondents’ aerobic capacity was measured by field fitness tests and anthropometric measurements using standard protocols. The mean BMI of respondents was 22.51 ± 4.18 kg/m2, and majority of the responden...
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free text keywords: Anthropometric, aerobic capacity, university students, physical activity, nutrition, Technology (General), T1-995, Science (General), Q1-390, Body mass index, Anthropometry, Waist, Malay, language.human_language, language, Metallurgy, Materials science, Physical fitness, business.industry, business, Underweight, medicine.symptom, medicine, Demography, Overweight
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