Impact of Life Behaviour on Students Physical Fitness at University of Dammam in Saudi ArabiaJournal: Academic Research International (Vol.5, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2014-05-15
Authors : Mohammed T. Al Hariri; Shaea A. Alkahtani; Ahmed M. Abdelgayed;
Page : 87-93
Keywords : Heart Rate; Blood Pressure; Respiratory rate; Body Mass Index;
Objectives: The aims of this study were to study the impact of University life behaviour and Body Mass Index (BMI) on exercise-induced Heart Rate (HR) and Blood Pressure (BP) of college students. Participants: Around (68) Male college students at University of Dammam were recruited; all participants were surveyed, interviewed, and physical exam. Methods: The studied parameters in the present study were included measurement of BP and BMI. Finally HR and Respiratory rate (RR) were continuously recorded before during and after each exercise’s session of the research protocol. Results: Our findings showed that participants with BMI ? 30 kg/m2 and weekly training ? 150 minutes per week significantly affect physical fitness as measured using exercise induced HR and Systolic blood pressure (SYS). Conclusions: The levels of physical activity among the college students towards the recommended time should be address to avoid future serious public health problem.
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