Potential health gain by developing a physical activity session in rural settings
Objective: Developing regular physical activity session and make it accessible to the rural people so that a behavior modification could be achieved for better health gain.
Study Design: Community awareness on physical activity in 8 villages of Birbhum district followed by participation in closely monitored physical activity session of one year of the willing people. FBS, ALT, AST of the participants were measured before and after the intervention.
Result: Out of 449 participants in the awareness program, 60% agreed to do exercise. After one year it is observed that 50% of those people continuing exercise schedule amongst which 78% is doing regular (5 days /week) while the rest backed out. Prevalence of High FBS, ALT, AST were found to be 11.5 %, 11.5 % & 5.8 % before exercise program, reduced to 9.6 %, 3.8 %, & 1.9 % respectively after one year.
Conclusion: Access to physical activity session can attract rural people even, evidence of improved outcomes can motivate further in behavior modification.
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Occupational health and safety
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Demonstrate physical activity session in rural settings
Keyword(s): Physical Activity, Rural Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I was on the team who designed the study.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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