publication . Article . 2017

The Relationship between Selected Anthropometric Indices and Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Apparently Healthy Young Adults in a Nigerian Community

C Ofiaeli; A Egwuonwu; M Nwankwo; Y Ihegihu; U Okonkwo;
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  • Published: 10 Jan 2017
Abstract
Background and Aim: Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is a useful tool for establishment of baseline fitness status and monitoring of physical activity level. Therefore, it may by extension serve as health risk index. However, studies that have determined the correlation between anthropometric indices and CRF in apparently healthy young adults is difficult to find in other to preempt preventive actions before pathology develops. Materials and Methods: Using a descriptive correlational research design, 325 participants (160 males, 165 females) with mean age of 21.87±2.41 years were sampled. Tape measure, stop watch, metronome, sphygmomanometer, stethoscope, height ...
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free text keywords: Cardiorespiratory fitness, body mass index, waist circumference, Medicine, business.industry, business, Young adult, Anthropometry, Gerontology
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publication . Article . 2017

The Relationship between Selected Anthropometric Indices and Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Apparently Healthy Young Adults in a Nigerian Community

C Ofiaeli; A Egwuonwu; M Nwankwo; Y Ihegihu; U Okonkwo;