Body Composition and Cardiovascular Effects of Resistance Physical Activity of Wheel Barrow Operation in Mile 12 Market, Lagos, Nigeria
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Journal of Nigerian Association of Sports Science and Medicine
The health effects of dynamic resistance physical activities involved in the occupation of wheel barrow operation have not been studied in Nigeria. This study investigated the body composition and cardiovascular effects of dynamic resistance physical activities of wheel barrow operation among 24 apparently healthy male operators in Mile 12 market, Lagos. Their ages ranged from 18-40 years. Data were collected on the Body Mass Index, Percent body fat, Waist-to-hip ratio, Mean Arterial Pressure, Systolic and Diastolic blood pressures of the participants. Mean, Standard deviation and t-test were used to analyse the data. Norm-referenced standards on the variables were used to determine the health status of the participants. There was significant difference in Body Mass Index (1=50.818, P < 0.05), Percent body fat (1=21.693, P < 0.05), Waist-to-hip ratio (t=134.864, P < 0.05), Systolic BP (t-62.624, P < 0.05), Diastolic BP (1=41.136, P < 0.05) and Mean Arterial Pressure (MAP) (t=62.153, P<0.05) of the participants. Based on the findings of this study, it was concluded that dynamic resistance exercise enhances the health status of the wheel barrow operators. It was recommended that the participants should continue with then: occupation in order to maintain their positive body composition and cardiovascular health effects.
Body composition , Cardiovascular health , Dynamic resistance activity , Norm-referenced standards , Wheel barrow operators , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences
Esan, J.A. (2017). Body Composition and Cardiovascular Effects of Resistance Physical Activity of Wheel Barrow Operation in Mile 12 Market, Lagos, Nigeria. Journal of Nigerian Association of Sports Science and Medicine. 18. 106-111