Lifestyle, nutritional status and physical fitness index among healthy male students of Private Medical College

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Title Lifestyle, nutritional status and physical fitness index among healthy male students of Private Medical College
 
Creator Sindwani, Pooja
Kudachi, Padmashri
Jain, Piyush Kumar
Budhani, Diksha
 
Subject Medicine
Lifestyle, Body mass index, Nutritional status, Junk food, 24 hour Calorie, PFI
 
Description Aims & Objective: The aim of the study was to assess the nutritional status, lifestyle factors and physical fitness index among male medical students.Material & Method: The present study was conducted among medical students aged 17-20. A total of 73 students completed the study. American dietetic society questionnaire was modified and was given to students. It included all the questions regarding 24 hour dietary recall, junk food consumption and few lifestyle factors. Calorie intake of individual student was calculated using ICMR guidelines. BMI was calculated using Quetelets equation. BMI was classified into 4 categories on the basis of height for sex and age, BMI for sex and age and triceps skin fold thickness using reference data based on NHANES I. Physical fitness index [PFI] was measured by Harvard step test.Results: It was observed that calorie intake was significantly high among at risk overweight & obesity boys compared with normal BMI group. Thinness group consumed less calories compared with normal BMI group which was statistically significant. There was positive correlation observed between body mass index & calorie intake. As expected, junk food consumption in obese was more as compare to normal group which was statistically significant. When PFI compared with nutritional status, physical fitness was less in all groups other than normal BMI group suggesting, boys with normal nutritional status show good PFI. There was negative correlation observed between body mass index & Physical fitness index in this study.Conclusion: Findings in the study revealed that 24 hrs calorie intake and junk food consumption was found to be more in obese and at risk overweight group which was associated with reduced PFI. Therefore, students should be made aware of healthy food choices & well-balanced diet, healthy lifestyle and the implications of this on health & performance.
 
Publisher Scholar Science Journals
 
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Date 2016-12-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
Research Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://ssjournals.com/index.php/ijbar/article/view/3785
10.7439/ijbar.v7i12.3785
 
Source International Journal of Biomedical and Advance Research; Vol 7, No 12 (2016): Dec; 592-596
2229-3809
2455-0558
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://ssjournals.com/index.php/ijbar/article/view/3785/2613
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 International Journal of Biomedical and Advance Research
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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