Physical Activity Alignment with National and Global Guidelines of Staff at a Private University in Southern California

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Physical Activity Alignment with National and Global Guidelines of Staff at a Private University in Southern California

September 11, 2021 Health Research 0

Multiple chronic health disorders are associated with risk decreases in active lifestyles that reach or surpass 150 minutes of physical activity per week. Sedentary work-related environmental factors, on the other hand, have been connected to a reduction in physical activity (PA) in the United States and elsewhere. Despite the fact that university faculty may face particular work-related problems that may prevent them from meeting recommended daily PA levels, there are little studies on the subject. OBJECTIVE: To analyse alignment with global and national goals for PA in order to reduce the burden of noncommunicable illnesses among employees at a private institution. METHODS: Women (n = 173, 39.3 13.4 years old, 164.4 8.1 cm in height, 69.7 16.4 kg in weight, and 25.9 6.6 kg/m2 body mass index [BMI] ) and men (n = 82, 41.5 12.9 years old, 178.33 8.1 cm in height, 85.8 14.4 kg in weight, and 27.03 4.6 kg/m2 BMI of) employed as Biola University staff were eligible to Using the Survey Monkey® platform, participants completed the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ). Types of occupations were classified (administration, staff, and facilities). Weekly minutes and metabolic equivalent (MET) minutes for certain activities (leisure, domestic, occupational, and transportation) were computed and then totaled to get grand total minutes of weekly PA and grand total MET minutes of PA each week. Total walking minutes per week, moderate PA minutes per week, and vigorous PA minutes per week, as well as MET minutes per week, were tallied and assessed. RESULTS: In total PA MET minutes per week, workplace PA in MET minutes per week, and minutes per week, men were substantially (P.05) more physically active than women. Although there was a stepwise drop in PA as educational attainment increased, it was statistically insignificant. Both management and employees were considerably (P.05) less active than facilities personnel. Staff and administration both exhibited similar levels of activity. Employees who completed at least 150 minutes of PA per week accounted for 82.4 percent of the sample. CONCLUSION: The majority of university employees worked more than the ACSM’s recommended minimum weekly hours for PA. Activity levels, on the other hand, differed significantly by sex and work type.

Author (S) Details

Kristianna Altamirano
Department of Kinesiology and Public Health, School of Science, Technology, and Health, Biola University 13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, California, United States.

Brent M. Peterson
Department of Kinesiology and Public Health, School of Science, Technology, and Health, Biola University 13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, California, United States.

Danielle Walker
Department of Kinesiology and Public Health, School of Science, Technology, and Health, Biola University 13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, California, United States.

Kelsey L. Miller
Department of Kinesiology and Public Health, School of Science, Technology, and Health, Biola University 13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, California, United States.

Jacob K. Gardner
Department of Kinesiology and Public Health, School of Science, Technology, and Health, Biola University 13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, California, United States.

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