Assessment of physical activity patterns of young adults attending fitness centres
Dr Payal Mahajan, Gulshan Chauhan
Increasing westernization, urbanisation and mechanization occurring in the most countries around the world are associated with the changes in the diet and a sedentary lifestyle. To combat the effect of decrease in physical activity which is contributing to obesity combined with an allure to look good attract people to fitness centres, now present in every Nook and corner of metropolitan cities. The present study was aimed to assess the physical activity pattern and dietary pattern of young adults attending fitness centres. A total of 50 subject, only males registered in 2 different fitness centres were enrolled for the study. Data was collected on socio demographic profile, dietary patterns, routine physical activity, using suitable questionnaires. The subject were young adult in the age range of 18 to 25 years of age. Majority of the subjects had been visiting the fitness centres daily. The study showed that besides contributing to physical fitness, activities done at fitness centres contribute to reducing the prevalence of obesity and overweight in young people.