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A Description of Physical Activity Levels and Overweight among Senior High School Children in the Accra Metropolis

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dc.contributor.author Nyawornota, V.K.
dc.contributor.author Nyarko, K.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-17T15:15:06Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-17T15:15:06Z
dc.date.issued 2017-04-26
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/34245
dc.description Seminar en_US
dc.description.abstract Physical activity is fundamental to energy balance and weight control. Globally, about 23 per cent of adults and 81 per cent of school-going adolescents are not active enough (WHO). Physical inactivity and the prevalence of overweight are rising at an alarming rate worldwide. It is considered the 4th risk factor for non-communicable diseases and specifically responsible for the increases in overweight among adolescents and adults. There is little evidence on physical activity and overweight among the adolescents in Ghana. This presentation focuses on overweight, obesity, physical activity and inactivity levels among adolescents in the Accra Metropolis. 500 students between the ages of 15 and 19 completed a structured questionnaire. Results indicated that there is a greater risk of overweight among the less physically active. The study recommended that mechanisms must bekk put in place to increase physical activity levels to reduce overweight and non-communicable diseases en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Overweight en_US
dc.subject energy balance en_US
dc.subject WHO en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.title A Description of Physical Activity Levels and Overweight among Senior High School Children in the Accra Metropolis en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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