International Journal of Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering
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International Journal of Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, Vol.1, No.3, Nov. 2015, Pub. Date: Jan. 25, 2016
An Overview of Recommendations for Women’s Physical Activity Effecting on Health, Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviour
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Authors
[01] Beenish Mirza, Department of Gynecology, King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
[02] Muhammad Haroon Sarwar, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Medical Sciences, Isra University, Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan.
[03] Muhammad Farhan Sarwar, Department of Gynecology, King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan;Department of Physical Therapy, University of Sargodha, Lyallpur Campus, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.
[04] Muhammad Taimoor Khalid, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Sargodha, Lyallpur Campus, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.
[05] Muhammad Sarwar, Department of Entomology, Nuclear Institute for Food & Agriculture (NIFA), Tarnab, Peshawar, Pakistan.
Abstract
Current article emphasizes on moderate amount of physical activity by women to make it possible to different activities to meet individual needs, preferences and life circumstances. Physical inactivity is more common among women due to insufficient consistent and positive social support from family and friends related to regular physical activity. Physical activity meanings portrayed women exercising in order to lose weight, shape their bodies, or improve their appearance of socioculture. Additional health benefits can be gained through greater amounts of physical activity and women who can maintain a regular routine of physical activity that is of longer duration or of greater intensity are likely to derive greater benefit. However, excessive amounts of activity should be avoided, because risk of injury increases with greater extents of activity. Evidence and examples of one of the cheapest and simplest of all physical activities presented is walking that may serve as a guideline for individuals. Women of all ages can benefit from a moderate amount of physical activity, preferably in longer sessions of moderately intense activities (30 minutes of brisk walking) as in shorter sessions of more strenuous activities (20 minutes of jogging) on five or more days per week. Regular physical activity improves aerobic capacity, muscular strength, body agility and coordination, and metabolic functioning. Physical activity gives benefits to many parts of body like heart, skeletal muscles, bones, blood cholesterol levels, immune system and nervous system, and can reduce many of risk factors. These risk factors include reducing of blood pressure, improving blood cholesterol levels and lowering body mass index. The physical activity plays role in many diseases, such as type-2 diabetes, heart disease and many cancers, and estimates that physical inactivity is the fourth-leading risk factor for global mortality and premature deaths per year in low and middle income countries. Women with chronic health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, or who are at high risk for these conditions should first consult a physician before beginning a new program of physical activity. Women over an age of 50 years who plan to begin a new program of vigorous physical activity should first consult to a physician to be sure that they do not have heart disease or other health problems. This information might change people’s knowledge about benefits of physical activity, increase awareness of opportunities for increasing physical activity, explain methods for overcoming barriers and negative attitudes about physical action to ultimately increase physical activity.
Keywords
Women, Health Goals, Disease Prevention, Human Attitudes, Exercise, Women’s Health
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