Mathews Journal of Nursing and Health Care

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Preliminary Research: Relationships between Body Mass Index, Body Fat and Physical Activity in University Students

Adela Gómez Luque1 *, María Alcalá Cerrillo2 , Laura Bermejo Sánchez3 , María Zoraida Clavijo Chamorro1

1Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Occupational Therapy, Cáceres, University of Extremadura, Spain
2Department of surgical doctor. School of Nursing and Occupational Therapy, Cáceres, University of Extremadura, Spain.
3Main Theatres Departament, John Radcliffe Hospital, OX3 9DU, Oxford (England).

Corresponding Author: Adela Gómez Luque, Avda de la Universidad s/n. C.P.: 10.003. Cáceres. Spain, Tel: 687147294; 
E-Mail: agomezlu1313@gmail.com

Received Date: 21 Feb 2018
Accepted Date: 18 May 2018  
Published Date: 2 May 2018
Copyright © 2018 Luque AG
Citation: Luque AG, Cerrillo MA, Sánchez LB and Chamorro MC. (2018). Preliminary Research: Relationships between Body Mass Index, Body Fat and Physical Activity in University Students. Mathews J Nurs. 1(1): 004.


ABSTRACT

Objectives: The objective was to conduct a study of impedance to analyze the obtained values and establish relationships between body composition and physical activity in a population of students of varying ages in Extremadura.
Materials and Methods: Preliminary research, descriptive, correlational, transversal conducted with a sample of 14 subjects, with average age of 27.5 years, 5 male and 9 female, it assessed the relationship between physical activity (PA), Body mass index (BMI), and percentage of body fat (FM %) and mass fat kg (FM kg), by means of electrical bioimpedance and IPAQ international questionnaire.
Results: It was noted correlation between PA - FM % in men (r = 0. 951) BMI - FM % in women (r = 0. 895) and between BMI - FM kg in women (r = 0. 948). The p-value was significant for FM % between men and women.
Conclusions: There is relationship between physical activity (PA), body mass index (BMI) and fat mass (FM). Likewise, we should implement programs to increase physical activity among adults. Further researches would be necessary to obtain really robust conclusions.

Keywords: Body Composition; Nutritional State; Physical Fitness; Motor activity; Bioelectrical Impedance.


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