Physical Activity, a crucial determinant of mental health and quality of adolescent life: A cross sectional study in college going females
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Ms. Hiral Chauhan
Ms. Hiral Chauhan
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Abstract Background:<\b>
Increasing suicidal attempts and poor peer relations suggest that Indian college females are in a state of increasing mental stress. Evidence suggests that physical activity is reduced considerably in college going women and this may link to poor mental health and academic performance in them.The physical activity is proved to lessen the prevalence of mental health and improved quality of life. The present study aimed at relating physical activity to mental well-being and quality of life in female college students of India. Methods:<\b>
This cross-sectional study was approved by Institutional Ethics committee (NCT03153189). 120 female students of a University were screened and administered questionnaires investigating self-esteem, sleep, physical activity, body fat and quality of life. Physical activity levels were then correlated with mental health and quality of life measures. The data was analysed through SPSS 16. Results and Discussion: Only 72 volunteers completed the questionnaires and body fat measurements. Mental health variables (r = 0.83, p = 0.043) and Quality of life (r = 0.61, p = 0.037), showed a moderate significant relation to physical activity respectively. Physical activity proposed to improve mental health through central regulation of hypothalamus, endorphin and sympathetic adrenal axis and body image thereby improving quality of life in college. Conclusion:<\b>
Physical activity may be a crucial determinant of mental and physical wellbeing. External funding details None
Abstract Background:<\b>
Increasing suicidal attempts and poor peer relations suggest that Indian college females are in a state of increasing mental stress. Evidence suggests that physical activity is reduced considerably in college going women and this may link to poor mental health and academic performance in them.The physical activity is proved to lessen the prevalence of mental health and improved quality of life. The present study aimed at relating physical activity to mental well-being and quality of life in female college students of India. Methods:<\b>
This cross-sectional study was approved by Institutional Ethics committee (NCT03153189). 120 female students of a University were screened and administered questionnaires investigating self-esteem, sleep, physical activity, body fat and quality of life. Physical activity levels were then correlated with mental health and quality of life measures. The data was analysed through SPSS 16. Results and Discussion: Only 72 volunteers completed the questionnaires and body fat measurements. Mental health variables (r = 0.83, p = 0.043) and Quality of life (r = 0.61, p = 0.037), showed a moderate significant relation to physical activity respectively. Physical activity proposed to improve mental health through central regulation of hypothalamus, endorphin and sympathetic adrenal axis and body image thereby improving quality of life in college. Conclusion:<\b>
Physical activity may be a crucial determinant of mental and physical wellbeing. External funding details None
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