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Relationship between Physical Activity with the Prevalence of Obesity and Overweight in the Elderly in Shahrood City in 1395
Eynollah Naderi *1, Mohammad Hosain Rezvani2, fatimah shaebani
1- Assistant Professor , ay.naderi@yahoo.com
2- Assistant Professor
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Background and Aim: Decreased physical activity and weight gain associated with aging is related to erosion of wide range of physiological systems .Most of these systems are essential to maintain mobility, independent living, and overall quality of life.  We aimed to evaluate the impact of participation in physical activity on the incidence of overweight and obesity in the elderly people.
Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted 180 male and female elders selected by convenience sampling. Body mass index was used to measured obesity and overweight and the level of physical activity was calculating by Community Health Activities Model Program for Seniors (CHAMPS) Questionnaire by Metabolic Equivalent Task (MET) .the data was analyzed by ANOVA and chi-square tests at the significant level of 0.05.
Findings: The level of physical activity in overweight elder was significantly lower than that of normal people. The level of physical activity for women was significantly lower than men (p<0.02).  The elderly over 75 years compared to 65 to 74 years have significantly more sedentary activity (p<0.05) and less physical activity. (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Based on the results, it is recommended that elders should increase physical activity and reduce sedentary activities to prevent from obesity.  In addition, more attention should pay to design physical activity and weight control programs for the age groups over 75 years, specifically for female elders.

Keywords: Body Mass Index, Obesity, Physical Activity, Aging
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: آموزش بهداشت و ارتقاء سلامت
Received: 2016/12/11 | Accepted: 2017/04/26 | Published: 2017/09/25
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Naderi E, Rezvani M H, shaebani F. Relationship between Physical Activity with the Prevalence of Obesity and Overweight in the Elderly in Shahrood City in 1395. J Prev Health. 2017; 2 (4)
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