Author(s): Zeng Linxian, Garry Kuan, U.S. Mahadeva Rao, Wan Zhen Lee, Fangzhao, ZhouYali, Yee Cheng Kueh

Email(s): garry@usm.my

DOI: 10.52711/0974-360X.2024.00393   

Address: Zeng Linxian1, Garry Kuan1*, U.S. Mahadeva Rao2, Wan Zhen Lee1,3, Fangzhao4, ZhouYali1, Yee Cheng Kueh5
1Exercise and Sports Science Programme, School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia.
2School of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kampus Perubatan, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, 20400 Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.
3School of Rehabilitation Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Terengganu, Malaysia.
4Nanning Normal University, 508 XinNing Rd. WuMing District, NanNing, Guangxi, China.
5 Biostatistics and Research Methodology Unit, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 17,      Issue - 6,     Year - 2024


ABSTRACT:
Insufficient physical activity and declining physical health among high school students in China present significant challenges, exacerbated by academic pressures and limited time for exercise. This study examines the relationship between physical activity and physical health of high school students in Kunming, Yunnan, China. 120 senior high school students participated, wearing ActiGraph GT3X accelerometers for 7 days to monitor their physical activity during and outside of school hours. Results showed boys' MVPA during daily recess averaged 18.9 minutes and 15.2 minutes for girls, comprising over 70% of their daily physical activity, concentrated mainly during the main recess period. Regardless of weekends or school days, participants exhibited highest activity levels in the LPA state, with MVPA levels at 22.7 and 12.5 minutes. Physical fitness test scores ranged from 60-79 points and displayed a positive correlation between physical activity levels, body shape, physical fitness, physical function, and overall health indicators (p < 0.05), with high-intensity physical activity significantly linked to physical health (p < 0.01). This study provides insights to support initiatives aimed at enhancing the physical health of high school students and offers practical suggestions for future intervention programs.


Cite this article:
Zeng Linxian, Garry Kuan, U.S. Mahadeva Rao, Wan Zhen Lee, Fangzhao, ZhouYali, Yee Cheng Kueh. The Relationship Between Physical Activity and Physical Health among High School Students in Yunnan Province, China. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2024; 17(6):2510-6. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2024.00393

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Zeng Linxian, Garry Kuan, U.S. Mahadeva Rao, Wan Zhen Lee, Fangzhao, ZhouYali, Yee Cheng Kueh. The Relationship Between Physical Activity and Physical Health among High School Students in Yunnan Province, China. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2024; 17(6):2510-6. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2024.00393   Available on: https://rjptonline.org/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2024-17-6-12


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