Questions related to Physical Fitness
Aerobic activities, e.g. brisk walking, yoga, dancing and cycling, seem to be overrated for enhancing physical fitness and mental wellbeing. The question is "what health benefits accrue from daily participation in low-impact aerobic exercise?" Sharing is caring. Thanks!!!
I have conducted a survey experiment with two conditions. I want to research whether the perceived physical fitness influences the investment decision of the investor. In the survey I had one 'normal condition' and one 'physically not fit condition'. In SPSS that is: 1=Normal; 2=NotFit. The investment decision is: 1=Yes; 2=No. Is it possible to run a correlation analysis on this to see what the effect of the IV on the DV is? Or is this not possible?
Physical fitness is essential to allow people to carry out everyday activities. It is often particularly low in stroke survivors. It may limit their ability to perform everyday activities and also worsen any stroke-related disability. So, it is recommended that seniors do exercises in order to improve cognitive function, quality of life, and the ability to maintain physical activity. On the other hand, other researchers say that training programs increase the risk of having another stroke.
I am new to statistics and trying to analyse my quantitative data. I am referring to "https://stats.idre.ucla.edu/other/mult-pkg/whatstat/" and "Laerd statistics" for the choice of statistical tests. The previous source suggests tests ranging from chi-square to multiple linear regression based on the number and nature of variables. Whereas the latter source has a clear distinction between "tests for group differences" and "tests for association and prediction".
I am confused if I have to phrase my question, looking for group difference or association according to the number and nature of my variables, for example- "Is there a difference between males and females based on their physical fitness?" OR "Is there an association between gender and physical fitness?"
In other words, Can I only test either a group difference or association for a given set of variables? Or I can test both?
Looking forward to your inputs.
Please let me know if my question is not clear.
We’re faced with a different set of issues that we do not know about exercise after recovering from COVID-19. What is scientific background in this case? How can non-athletes apply different exercise routine to get back in good physical fitness? Where is the gap for optimal intensity and type of workout? Is there a guideline or standardized prescription with scientific approach?
I've only been able to find % body fat data based off sum of 4 skinfold sites. It would be wonderful if anyone knows of a good dataset for sum of 7 sites for elite female gymnasts. Thanks in advance.
Briefly, we evaluated the effects of an exercise program on physical fitness and aggression measures using a 2x2 mixed ANOVA (2 time points, 2 groups). However, we also aim to show possible common aspects of trainability / whether individual changes in physical fitness (e.g. vertical jump) relate to individual changes in aggression (e.g. physical aggression).
Which statistical analysis could test such a statement?
Being healthy is really important and I do believe staying physically fit can impact your research in a positive way due to the direct correlation of our mental physical wellness.
Please share your thoughts on it.
On the first page of his book, "Experiential Learning", David S. Kolb (1984) writes: "Human beings are unique among all living organisms in that their primary adaptive specialization lies not in some particular physical form or skill or fit in an ecological niche, but rather in identification with the process of adaptation itself-in the process of learning. We are thus the learning species, and our survival depends on out ability to adapt not only in the reactive sense of fitting into the physical and social worlds, but in the proactive sense of creating and shaping those worlds" In what way is experiential learning similar to this a part of the learning process in schools you know? - and; How is it done in practical terms?
I want to measure the extent to which a person is perceived as being healthy, preferably by using a semantic differential scale (e.g., healthy - unhealthy) to have an equal balance of positive and negative items. I already made a measure by myself (healthy - unhealthy; physically fit - physically unfit; weight-conscious - not weight-conscious ), but I would like to find a scale that has already been validated. Any ideas or suggestions? Best, Ben
Generalized Resistance Resources (GRRs) is part of Aaron Antonovsky's concept salutogenesis.
I've been told by professional coaches that it is important to set an incline in order to mimic outside conditions, and that the distance would be inaccurate with a 0% incline. I also saw articles that said that was a myth, and that the article used to encourage inclines only used 9 participants. Edit: thanks to Pedro in the comments! This question is in reference to Jones and Doust (1996). How supported is this paper's conclusions by other empirical work? What should I search to find more information? I'm investigating the body of literature myself, but would love any shortcuts or tips. Thank you!
Currently I am working on a project relating effect of some herbal medicine on the extent physical fitness in animal model. And in this purpose I need to monitor the oxygen consumption rate and it's change in mice. Is there any simple process for this experimentation? please suggest me something considering my fund scarcity.
Is there an article about the relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness and the incidence of sudden cardiac death in athletes ?
Am working on an app that helps users keep fit by looking at there physical challenges and body types to help them look the way they desire after they have filled some forms. what can i use to process this. will fuzzy logic work and which approach of recommender system should i take, or i shoul work on expert system. someone please help
What's the recent research on physical fitness and health Promotion of elder people? Especially on physical activity and physical fitness & health Promotion for elder people.
I would like to know the available physical fitness assessment tests, they preferred to be objective and applicable for an epidemiological study on a relatively large sample size
In most cases the athletes tend to retire early than expected, hence taking a longer time to adjust to career transition after retirement.
Our group are completing a 2015 update of our Cochrane Review titled 'Physical Fitness Training for Stroke Patients'. If you are aware of any ONGOING or UNPUBLISHED randomised trials of exercise interventions please could you let me know?
The exercise interventions we are interested in are cardiorespiratory ('endurance') training, resistance ('strength') training or a combination of both.
Let's say a person undertakes a program of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on an exercise bike, with a heart-rate monitor, in a gym. This program involves 30 min sessions every day. The objective of each session is to reach the maximum achievable heart rate at the end of the 30 min period. By 'maximum achievable' I mean the rate at which a highly motivated individual is able to reach (while being yelled at by a trainer, for instance). I think this limit is effectively determined by the person's ability to tolerate pain/discomfort - it would be around say 85% of a person's 'maximum' heart rate, which is determined using the 220-age_in_years rule-of-thumb. At this limit the person is a 'mess' (lost all inhibition, sweating profusely, short of breath, grunting involuntarily, etc.).
My question is - How would this 'maximum achievable' rate change as the program progresses and as the person (who is already reasonably fit) becomes fitter? Would it increase or decrease? And what determines this discomfort/pain threshold anyway, if it is not heart rate? Furthermore, what is the significance of the 'maximum' heart rate if it is not reachable/achievable in reality?
Thanks in advance for your help.
I want to differentiate the fitness regime of bowlers and fast bowlers.However, even the specifications of importance of physical fitness in them.
I am looking to produce a dissertation study based on the effects of plyometric training on sand to see if it can be used as an additional training program in footballers seasons to increase power output, agility, vertical jump height and speed. Whilst have minimal effect on muscle soreness and fatigue.
Testing is improtant to monitor training progress.
But it should take little time and should provide reliable and valid data on running speed, jump strength and power.
Reference lists could help me indentify such assessment tools.
How do typically developing children conceptualise 'keep-fit' are there any UK based qualitative papers that I can reference please?
I am preparing a special issue entitled "Prevalence of overweight and obesity in physically active children, and health-related physical fitness" for Current Pediatric Reviews (indexed in pubmed and scopus). I will be happy if anyone wish to contribute as an author (only review papers will be considered) or reviewer (submission deadline: 31/1/2015).
Briefly, the aims and scope of the special issue: The aim of the proposed special issue is to present the latest advances in research concerning the prevalence of overweight and obesity in physically active children, and the impact on health-related physical fitness. Although regular participation in exercise and sport activities has been suggested as a mean to decrease the risk for overweight and obesity, recent findings have shown that (a) the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children engaged in sport activities (e.g. soccer players) might be similar as in general population, and (b) there is a negative effect of body mass index on health-related physical fitness components (e.g. aerobic capacity, muscle strength and power). Thus, we invite researchers to submit reviews in topics that include, but are not limited to:
- Prevalence of overweight and obesity in physically active children (e.g. athletes).
- Comparison between groups with different physical activity levels with regards to obesity markers such as body mass index and body fat.
- Relationship between body mass index and body fat in groups differing for sex, age, maturation and physical activity.
- Relationship among body mass index, body fat and health-related physical fitness components.
I am trying to measure cardiovascular fitness in preschool children with a secure and validated test.
I am thinking in 20m shuttle run. Any experiences?
At the moment my team is planning a test. Every participant gets a smartphone, a blood pressure meter, a body scale and a pedometer.
For one week everyone has to measure with all the devices. Vital parameters are then collected on a database (connection via smartphone).
Second week we want to motivate the people to more physical activity by showing them their parameters in diagrams (smartphone app) and motivating text messages.
So we have to get as many motivating text messages as possible. Sadly I didn't find any list, so we just got a few ideas like "What about a walk in the park with your dog?". Additionally we want to flag these motivating texts like "just for dog owners".
Does anyone have some ideas how to motivate people (age = 45 +/- 10)?
If you have any questions please feel free to ask.
Physical activity is a different concept to physical fitness, although the two are often related. Physical activity has been defined as ‘any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that result in caloric expenditure’. Therefore, physical activity is commonly described by the following four dimensions: (i) frequency – ‘the number of events of physical activity during a specific time period’; (ii) duration – ‘time of participation in a single bout of physical activity’; (iii) intensity – ‘physiological effort associated with participating in a special type of physical activity’; and (iv) type of activity. Any assessment of physical activity should ideally measure all of these dimensions and account for day-to-day variation. Three of these dimensions (i.e. intensity, frequency and duration) of physical activity are fundamental because their assessments provide the ability to calculate energy expenditure (EE) associated with physical activity.
In contrast, physical fitness comprises cardiorespiratory endurance (assessed by either measured or estimated VO2max), muscle endurance and muscle strength, both of which are specific to a muscle group and must therefore be measured individually. Flexibility, balance, agility and coordination are additional components of physical fitness.