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"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 students


Author(s): Kenneth Samonte, Pastora de Guzman, Maria Theresa dela Cruz, Neriza Suarez, Rosenell Flores and Glexim del Rosario

Abstract: 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.2070

Pages: 107-112  |  113 Views  15 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
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
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