Relationship between physical activity and physical fitness attributes

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dc.contributor.advisor Whaley, Mitchell H., 1955- en_US
dc.contributor.author Tjepkema, Travis T. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:36:49Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:36:49Z
dc.date.created 1994 en_US
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1994 .T57 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/185065
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between self-report physical activity as quantified by the Ball State University Adult Physical Fitness Program (BSU-APFP) Physical Activity Code (PAC) and measured physical fitness attributes of participants tested through the Ball State University Adult Physical Fitness Program. For the analysis, subjects were separated into three physical activity groups based on their self-reported PAC. The activity groups were sedentary, moderately active, and active. Comparisons were made among the groups for the following measured physical fitness attributes: age, resting blood pressure and heart rate, body weight, body mass index (BMI), percent body fat, total serum cholesterol, serum triglycerides, and high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max). The subject pool for this study consisted of 2152 participants tested through the BSU-APFP between 1972-1992. A subset analysis was performed comparing serum lipids among the physical activity groups using 1432 participants from the original subject pool. Gender-specific univariate ANOVA's were used to assess differences among the physical activity groups for the physical fitness attributes. Significant differences (p<0.05) were observed between the sedentary and active men for all the physical fitness attributes. Significant differences (p<0.05) were observed between the moderately active and active men for all the physical fitness attributes except age and systolic blood pressure. In addition, significant differences (p<0.05) were observed between the sedentary and moderately active men for body weight, BMI, percent body fat, serum triglycerides and V02max. Significant differences (p<0.05) were observed between the sedentary and active women for all the physical fitness attributes except for age and total cholesterol. Significant differences (p<0.05) were observed between the moderately active and active women for all the physical fitness attributes except age, systolic/diastolic blood pressure and the serum lipids. In addition, significant differences (p<0.05) were observed between the sedentary and moderately active women for BMI, percent body fat, the serum lipids and V02max. The observed differences among the PAC groups were in the expected direction meaning that active men and women had more favorable physical fitness profiles as compared to their less active counterparts.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education
dc.format.extent viii, 49 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Physical fitness. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Health. en_US
dc.title Relationship between physical activity and physical fitness attributes en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/902485 en_US


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