Leisure-Time Physical Activity and Physical Fitness of Male Adolescents in Oman

Khoo, Selina and Al-Shamli, A.K. (2012) Leisure-Time Physical Activity and Physical Fitness of Male Adolescents in Oman. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 24 (1). pp. 128-135. ISSN 1010-5395

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Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between leisure-time physical activity and physical fitness (cardiovascular fitness, body fat percentage, flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance) of 10th-grade male students in Oman. Data were collected from 330 students. All participants completed a descriptive questionnaire, a 1 mile walk/run test; a skinfold analysis of the chest, abdomen, and thigh; a sit and reach test; a hand grip test; and a 1-minute sit-up test. Students spent an average of 19.20 ± 6.77 hours on sedentary activities, 3.46 ± 2.11 hours on sports activities, and 11.22 ± 9.24 hours working per week. The students had an average body fat percentage of 6.38% ± 4.67%, muscle strength 38.04 ± 7.55 kg, flexibility 38.01 ± 7.41 cm, abdominal muscle endurance 38.85 ± 8.15 times/min, and cardiovascular endurance 8.10 ± 1.65 minutes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Male adolescents; Oman; Physical activity; Physical fitness; Sedentary activities
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: Sports Centre
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2015 02:11
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2019 07:45
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/14255

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