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2012, 14(3): 241-247 Back to browse issues page
Association between Obesity and Overweight with Lifestyle Status and Physical Fitness Level in Shiraz Adults
Reaz Nuri, Mehrzad Moghadasi , Farhad Moraveji
Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz branch , moghadasi39@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Today the drastically rising trend of obesity is a major public health concern worldwide. Several factors such as unhealthy lifestyle and low physical fitness are related to obesity. The aim of this study thus was to investigate the association between obesity and overweight with lifestyle status and physical fitness levels in Shirazi adults. Materials and Methods: For this cross-sectional study, 727 males (n=354 mean ± SD: 41.7 ± 10.1 years of age) and females (n=373 mean ± SD: 36.02 ± 7.9 years of age) were selected via a step wise random sampling. Height and weight of the subjects were measured by standard methods and body mass index (BMI) was calculated. Subject’s lifestyle status was assessed by a self-administered questionnaire based on Breslow’s lifestyle index and physical fitness levels were determined by a physical fitness index questionnaire. Results: Prevalences of obesity and overweight in males were 13.5% and 39.5% respectively and in females were 9.3% and 36.1% respectively. Results showed an inverse relationship between lifestyle status and physical fitness levels with overweight and obesity in both males and females (P<0.05). Despite females having a higher lifestyle index than males, both had unhealthy lifestyles. Conclusion: Unhealthy and sedentary lifestyles are effective factors in overweight and obesity in Shirazi adults, who lack healthy lifestyles.
Keywords: Body mass index, Lifestyle status, Physical fitness level, Obesity
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Exercise
Received: 2011/12/13 | Accepted: 2012/01/23
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Nuri R, Moghadasi M, Moraveji F. Association between Obesity and Overweight with Lifestyle Status and Physical Fitness Level in Shiraz Adults. Iranian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2012; 14 (3) :241-247
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Volume 14, Issue 3 (9-2012) Back to browse issues page
مجله ی غدد درون‌ریز و متابولیسم ایران، دو ماهنامه  پژوهشی مرکز تحقیقات غدد درون‌ریز و متابولیسم، Iranian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
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