Effect of age and weight on physical activity

Suryadinata, Rivan Virlando and Wirjatmadi, Bambang and Adriani, Merryana and Lorensia, Amelia (2020) Effect of age and weight on physical activity. Journal of Public Health Research, 9 (2). pp. 187-190. ISSN -e 2279-9036

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Official URL / DOI: https://doi.org/10.4081/jphr.2020.1840


Background: Individuals tend to develop metabolic disorders and other chronic diseases, due to the poor conduction of physical activities. Meanwhile, a high level of physical activity positively affects the quality of life. However, irrespective of the numerous studies reported on the correlation between age, weight, and physical activity, there is limited study on the differences of physical activities in the geriatric and adult groups of obese and non-obese people. This study, therefore, aims to investigate the effect of age and weight on physical activity in geriatric and adult groups. Design and methods: The purposive sampling technique was used to obtain data from 154 respondents from community-integrated health care in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. These respondents were equally divided into two groups of adult (21-60 years) and geriatric (>60 years) groups. Results: The Chi-Square test showed that there were no significant differences between physical activity in the obese and non-obese people of the geriatric groups (P>0.05). Conversely, in the adult group, there were significant differences between physical activities and the age of obese and non-obese groups (P<0.05). Conclusions: In conclusion, age affects physical activity inadult and geriatric groups.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Age, Weight, Physical Activity
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medical
Depositing User: Ester Sri W. 196039
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2020 05:45
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2020 07:24
URI: http://repository.ubaya.ac.id/id/eprint/37879

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