Assessment of Aerobic Fitness of Lagos State University Female Administrators
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Philips, A. O
Mbakwem, C. A
Purpose: This study was undertaken to assess the cardiorespiratory fitness of Lagos state university female administrators, and to compare whether there is a similar distribution in fitness between study populations and reported norms. Method: Cardiorespiratory fitness was determined using UKK2km walk test. A total of 45 women who volunteered and gave consent to participate in the study were screened by a cardiologist and then measured for height, weight, body height index and body fat per cent. Resting values including heart rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressures were measured. Subjects walked 2km distance as fast as they could on 400m track wearing a polar heart rate monitor. Statistics: The descriptive statistics of mean, standard deviation and prediction equation for calculating the fitness index of women were used in the analysis. Result: The result obtained showed that resting systolic and diastolic blood pressures were within the normal range, while fitness classification and index showed that subjects rated very low. Conclusion: The low cardiorespiratory fitness obtained showed that subjects are in highrisk level for cardiovascular diseases. This status can be improved through the adoption of an active lifestyle.
Aerobic fitness , UKK 2km Walk Test , resting values , cardiovascular diseases , fitness category and fitness index , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Otinwa, G. O., Phillip, A. O. & Mbakwem, C. A. (2006). Cardiorespiratory Fitness of University of Lagos Female Administrators. Journal of International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sports and Dance, Africa Region, Vol.1(1), 15 – 19pp.