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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 7, Issue 3, July 2013 pp 114-118

Research Article

Impact of Physical Activity on Body Mass Index of Medical Students in Pad. Dr. Vithalrao Vikhe Patil Institute of Medical Science, Ahmedagar


Jadhav Vrushali S.1, Ganvir Shyam D.2, Diwate Abhijit3

{1Intern, 2Principal, 3H.O.D. } Department of Cardiorespiratory, Pad. Dr.Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil College of Physiotherapy, Vilad Ghat, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, INDIA.


Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Background: The prevalence of obesity is increasing in epidemic proportions in developed countries but it is not clear what factors are producing this phenomenon. One factor frequently mentioned as being responsible for the obesity epidemic increases energy intake as a result of consumption of high-fat or high-energy diets, larger portion size, and the easy availability of low-cost food. Physical Activity is defined as any activity that involves the use of one or larger ms. group and raises the HR. Physical Activity is a component of energy balance that is particularly important in the pathogenesis of obesity and its treatment. Physical exercise and Activity are important for maintaining long term weight loss and can be beneficial in preventing lean body mass while dieting. Aim: To see the prevalence of obesity and its relation to physical activity among medical student. Methods and Material: 100 Medical student subjects in the age group of 18 – 25 yr. were taken up for the study. Subject with a known case of any neurological, cardio respiratory and musculoskeletal dysfunction was excluded. They were assessed for obesity with BMI and Physical activity with the help of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire. Result: Shows that More the Vigorous and Moderate Physical Activity, Lesser is the BMI. Conclusion: Conclusion of my study is that there is 34% prevalence of obesity showing, there is a positive co-relation between the obesity and physical activity. And the subjects with mild physical activities are obese.