Year 2018, Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 8 - 15 2018-03-30

The cardiovascular risk factors and health-related physical fitness of employees at General Directorate of Youth and Sport of Mazandaran Province in Iran

Hamid Arazi [1] , Roohollah Amin Shokouhi [2] , Ali Sayah [3] , Shima Aboutalebi [4]

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The evidence shows that the sedentary life increases the risk of coronary heart disease and decreases physical fitness. However, this study aimed to evaluate the cardiovascular risk factors and health-related physical fitness of employees at General Directorate of Youth and Sport of Mazandaran Province in Iran. For this purpose, using random sampling method, 40 employees (age mean= 35.54 ± 7.63 years old, body mass index= 22.61 ± 9.70 kg/m2) at General Directorate of Youth and Sport of Mazandaran were selected as sample. Then, after collecting necessary data by questionnaire, the health-related physical fitness was measured in terms of cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular endurance, body fat percentage, strength, and flexibility. Also, the sphygmomanometer was used to measure heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP). Finally, 5 ml blood was taken from subjects to evaluate cardiovascular risk factors including total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), fasting blood sugar (FBS), low density lipoprotein (LDL), and high density lipoprotein (HDL). The findings showed that there was no significant difference between TC, TG, LDL, HDL, systolic blood pressure (SBP), and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) of employees at General Directorate of Youth and Sport of Mazandaran and desirable situation. However, there was significant difference between health-related physical fitness of employees and desirable situation (P < 0.05). It was concluded that due to undesirable situation of physical fitness of employees, it is necessary to take measures to emphasize regular exercise programs and promote their fitness and health.

Cardiovascular diseases, health, physical fitness, physical inactivity, sports employees
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Primary Language en
Subjects Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Journal Section Original Articles
Authors

Author: Hamid Arazi (Primary Author)
Country: Iran


Author: Roohollah Amin Shokouhi

Author: Ali Sayah

Author: Shima Aboutalebi

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APA Arazi, H , Shokouhi, R , Sayah, A , Aboutalebi, S . (2018). The cardiovascular risk factors and health-related physical fitness of employees at General Directorate of Youth and Sport of Mazandaran Province in Iran. Turkish Journal of Kinesiology, 4 (1), 8-15. DOI: 10.31459/turkjkin.395165
MLA Arazi, H , Shokouhi, R , Sayah, A , Aboutalebi, S . "The cardiovascular risk factors and health-related physical fitness of employees at General Directorate of Youth and Sport of Mazandaran Province in Iran". Turkish Journal of Kinesiology 4 (2018): 8-15 <http://dergipark.org.tr/turkjkin/issue/36333/395165?publisher=turkjkin>
Chicago Arazi, H , Shokouhi, R , Sayah, A , Aboutalebi, S . "The cardiovascular risk factors and health-related physical fitness of employees at General Directorate of Youth and Sport of Mazandaran Province in Iran". Turkish Journal of Kinesiology 4 (2018): 8-15
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ISNAD Arazi, Hamid , Shokouhi, Roohollah Amin , Sayah, Ali , Aboutalebi, Shima . "The cardiovascular risk factors and health-related physical fitness of employees at General Directorate of Youth and Sport of Mazandaran Province in Iran". Turkish Journal of Kinesiology 4 / 1 (March 2018): 8-15. https://doi.org/10.31459/turkjkin.395165