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The Descript of Aerobic Fitness and Obesity Components in the Faculty of a Military Medical University
Hossein Shirvani *, Ehsan Arabzadeh
Exercise Physiology Research Center, Life Style Institute, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , shirvani.h2006@gmail.com
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Background and Aim: Increase the health of expert human resources, especially in the field of education and research at university level are components of sustainable development in each country. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determination of the status of aerobic fitness and obesity components in the faculty of a military medical university.
Methods: Seventy-eight faculty members of a military medical university (Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences age range 34-68 years old, summer 2018) were randomly selected using Georgian and Morgan sampling method and enroll in the required tests. From body composition analyzer (BCA Model BOCAX1) to evaluate body composition and also stairs test with the McArdle method to measuring aerobic power was used.
Results: The results of this study showed that the mean BMI of the subjects was significantly higher than 25. Mean waist to hip ratio (WHR) of subjects was significantly lower than the number of criteria 1 (That men with WHR higher than 1 and women with WHR higher than 0.8). The mean of body fat percentage (PBF) was significantly higher than the 20 criterion. The maximum oxygen consumption (VO2max) of the subjects was significantly lower than the 45 (P = 0.001). Pearson correlation also showed that between VO2max with BMI (r = -0.338, P = 0.003), WHR (r = - 0.513, P = 0.001) and PBF (r = -0.709, P = 0.001). There was a significant and inverse relationship between the faculty staff of faculty of a military medical university.
Conclusion: Considering the significant correlation between the results of this study, it seems that BMI, WHR and PBF can be used to estimate VO2max and to determine the aerobic fitness of the subjects. Therefore, high body composition factors (weight, BFM and FFM) in the present study may indicate a low level of aerobic fitness and VO2max of subjects, which predicts a high risk of various cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The reason for this is probably the lack of regular physical activity in the daily schedule of the faculty of a military medical university due to the high occupational problem and inappropriate food composition. Therefore, the use of aerobic and resistance training with a low-calorie and high-quality diet is recommended.
Keywords: Aerobic fitness, Maximum oxygen consumption, Body mass index, Waist to hip ratio.
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2019/05/2 | Accepted: 2020/01/23 | Published: 2021/05/9
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Shirvani H, Arabzadeh E. The Descript of Aerobic Fitness and Obesity Components in the Faculty of a Military Medical University. J Mil Med. 2021; 23 (2) :113-121
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