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Physical Activity Pattern of Male College Students in Chennai

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Bhavani, V.; Prabhavathy Devi, N.
Journal: Shanlax International Journal of Arts, Science and Humanities
Volume: 7
Page(s): 81-84
Date: 2019
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/10561
Sector: Social Organization
Region: Middle East & South Asia
Subject(s): science
Abstract: "As per the saying ‘Health is wealth', physical activity plays a vital role in improving and maintaining individuals, physical, mental and social wellbeing. Physical activity among the students is significant since they are the future pillars of the nations. 500 male students from Arts and Sciences college in Chennai were randomly selected for the study. Using an interview schedule, the physical activity pattern of the subjects like type, frequency, duration of physical activity were determined. Reasons and barriers to physical activity were also studied. Only 41.4% of subjects performed physical activity regularly — the majority of the students engaged in walking and gym activities. Most of the students showed physical activity for 0-2 days per week. Fitness and enjoyment were the reasons mentioned for performing physical activity. Lack of time was reported to be the barrier for performing the physical activity by the study group. Students must spend more time on physical activity both on- campus and off- college for well- being of health, to de-stress themselves, to maintain the social relationship. This may enhance the effectiveness of studying and thus improve student performance."

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