"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"
2021, Vol. 8, Issue 3, Part B
Body mass index in relation to level of physical exercise of teacher education studentsAuthor(s):
Kenneth Samonte, Pastora de Guzman, Maria Theresa dela Cruz, Neriza Suarez, Rosenell Flores and Glexim del RosarioAbstract:
Covid-19 pandemic measures, including lockdown and school closure, possibly affect students' physical activity status. This study aims to describe the body mass index to the level of physical exercise of teacher-education students. The study used the descriptive correlational design method. Pearson r was used to measure the relationship between body mass index and level of physical exercise. A total of 630 students participated in the study. Body mass index revealed that 53.4% and 51.3% were normal for male and female respondents, respectively. Among males, the prevalence of underweight, overweight, and obesity was 24.4%, 15.3%, and 6.9%, while females were 36.9%, 9.2%, and 2.6%. Male students reported exercising two to three times a week (27.5%), while females reported exercising once a week (31.9%). In contrast, 14.5% and 14.6% among male and female respondents, respectively, reported that they never exercised. The study showed a positive correlation between the level of physical exercise and body mass index r=.094; p<.018). It is recommended that continuous exercise at home is highly encouraged until such government measures are lifted. Moreover, further studies are conducted on other factors associated with BMI.DOI: 10.22271/kheljournal.2021.v8.i3b.2070Pages: 107-112 | 113 Views 15 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Kenneth Samonte, Pastora de Guzman, Maria Theresa dela Cruz, Neriza Suarez, Rosenell Flores, Glexim del Rosario. Body mass index in relation to level of physical exercise of teacher education students
. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2021;8(3):107-112. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/kheljournal.2021.v8.i3b.2070