Open Access Research Article

Quality of Life Improved by Adequate Physical Activity Levels Among University Employees

Gustavo Mendoza1 and Kenneth R Ecker²*

1Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Wisconsin River Falls, USA

2Department of Kinesiology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: March 02, 2021;  Published Date:April 07, 2021


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine if quality of life is affected through different levels of physical activity and compare those to the national norms. This study also looked at the number of ACSM cardiovascular disease risk factors and different physical activity levels among university faculty.

Methods: An SF-36, I-PAQ, and Health Questionnaire form was handed out to the participants to complete to the best of their knowledge.

Results: Comparative analysis showed that there was a significant positive difference among the participants who were HEPA active in general health (p = 0.0354) and the active group in comparing emotional well-being (p = 0.0346) and physical functioning (p = 0.0498) when using a oneway ANOVA. A Tukey-Kramer post hoc test was performed to prove honestly significant difference.

Conclusion: The results indicate that the university faculty had better quality of life scores in certain parts of the SF-36 sub-scales when being active and HEPA active. The university faculty seem to be at risk for some cardiovascular disease risk factors in which the need to reduce the risks by implementing an exercise-based health and wellness program within the university workplace should be considered in university workplace policies.

Keywords:Quality of life, Body mass index, Cardiovascular disease, Physical activity

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