publication . Article . 2013

Physical activity in relation to selected physical health components in employees of a financial institution

Smit, Madelein; Wilders, Cilas J.; Sarah Moss;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: Sabinet
  • Country: Bangladesh
The aim of this study was to determine the relation between physical activity and selected physical health components. A total of 9860 employees of a financial institution in South Africa, between the ages 18 and 64 (x̄ =35.3 ± 18.6 years), voluntary participated in the study. Health risk factors and physical activity was determined by using the Health Risk Assessment (HRA) and Monitored Health Risk (MHM). Assessment included a physical activity, diabetes risk and cardiovascular risk questionnaire, as well as Body Mass Index (BMI) and random peripheral blood glucose measurements. The majority of the study group show low physical activity participation (78.27%). ...
free text keywords: Physical activity, health, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, BMI, cholesterol
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