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RMJ. 2022; 47(2): 470-472


Assessment of physical activity among school- going adolescents of ninth and tenth grade in Kamalia district, Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan

Sundas Ali, Sana Tariq, Nadia Junaid, Muhammad Arslan Tayyab, Fahad Abbasi.

Abstract
Objective: To measure the physical activity and participation in sedentary behavior of adolescents and to measure the association of physical activity and socio-demographic variables.
Methodology: This study was conducted from May to July 2016 in a small town of Punjab, Kamalia and included 427 adolescents of ninth and tenth grade of government high schools. We used global physical activity questionnaire, to measure physical activity, sedentary behavior, participation in physical education class and travel to school. Data were analyzed in SPSS 21.
Results: More than 80% of adolescents were physically inactive and more than 60% were living a sedentary life. 54% of students never participated in physical activities, whereas 63% of students did not even know the benefits of being physical active. There was no mandatory physical education class for students in school.
Conclusion: Adolescents are not physically active and are prone to develop sedentary behaviors in their lives. This can lead to unhealthy lifestyle and development of many diseases in their middle age.

Key words: Adolescents, physical activity, school, sedentary life style.  


 
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Ali S, Tariq S, Junaid N, Tayyab MA, Abbasi F. Assessment of physical activity among school- going adolescents of ninth and tenth grade in Kamalia district, Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan. RMJ. 2022; 47(2): 470-472.


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Ali S, Tariq S, Junaid N, Tayyab MA, Abbasi F. Assessment of physical activity among school- going adolescents of ninth and tenth grade in Kamalia district, Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan. https://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=119501 [Access: May 20, 2022].


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Ali S, Tariq S, Junaid N, Tayyab MA, Abbasi F. Assessment of physical activity among school- going adolescents of ninth and tenth grade in Kamalia district, Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan. RMJ. 2022; 47(2): 470-472.



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Ali S, Tariq S, Junaid N, Tayyab MA, Abbasi F. Assessment of physical activity among school- going adolescents of ninth and tenth grade in Kamalia district, Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan. RMJ. (2022), [cited May 20, 2022]; 47(2): 470-472.



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Ali, S., Tariq, . S., Junaid, . N., Tayyab, . M. A. & Abbasi, . F. (2022) Assessment of physical activity among school- going adolescents of ninth and tenth grade in Kamalia district, Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan. RMJ, 47 (2), 470-472.



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Ali, Sundas, Sana Tariq, Nadia Junaid, Muhammad Arslan Tayyab, and Fahad Abbasi. 2022. Assessment of physical activity among school- going adolescents of ninth and tenth grade in Kamalia district, Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (2), 470-472.



Chicago Style

Ali, Sundas, Sana Tariq, Nadia Junaid, Muhammad Arslan Tayyab, and Fahad Abbasi. "Assessment of physical activity among school- going adolescents of ninth and tenth grade in Kamalia district, Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 47 (2022), 470-472.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Ali, Sundas, Sana Tariq, Nadia Junaid, Muhammad Arslan Tayyab, and Fahad Abbasi. "Assessment of physical activity among school- going adolescents of ninth and tenth grade in Kamalia district, Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 47.2 (2022), 470-472. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Ali, S., Tariq, . S., Junaid, . N., Tayyab, . M. A. & Abbasi, . F. (2022) Assessment of physical activity among school- going adolescents of ninth and tenth grade in Kamalia district, Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (2), 470-472.








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