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International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences
Year : 2020, Volume : 9, Issue : 4
First page : ( 30) Last page : ( 35)
Online ISSN : 2319-5886.

Association between physical activity and some comorbidity in a series of saudi volunteers

Alreshidi Fayez Saud1, Alswayda Salem Hmoud S2, Alassaf Othman Mohammad2, Alomaim Hammad Yousef2, Alanazi Ziad Hani K2, Fathuldeen Anas Abdulqader Abdullah2, Alshmmri Mohammad Anizan3, Abo-Gazalah Fouad Nabeel4, Ahmed Hussain Gadelkarim245,*

1Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Ha’il, Hail, Saudi Arabia

2College of Medicine, University of Ha’il, Saudi Arabia

3Intensive Care Service Department, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

4Director General of Health Centers Affairs Public Health Deputyship, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia

5Department of Histopathology and Cytology, FMLS, University of Khartoum, Sudan

*Corresponding e-mail: hussaingad5@gmail.com

Online published on 1 October, 2020.

Abstract

Objective

The purpose of this study was to appraise the association between Physical Activity and T2DM, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and other comorbidities in a series of Saudi volunteers.

Methodology

The present study investigated 304 healthy Saudi volunteers for reported chronic illness and the status of physical activity.

Results

Out of the 144 individuals, 62/144 (43%) were males and 82/144 (57%) were females. About 64/304 (21%), 75/304 (24.7%), and 21/304 (7%) of the participants practicing physical activity for one hour, 2-5 hours, and ≥ 6 hours, in-this order.

Conclusion

PA rates are relatively lower among Saudi people in Northern Saudi Arabia. PA was found to be an effective factor in reducing diverse comorbidities including hypertension, T2DM, hypercholesterolemia, CVDs, asthma, and other comorbidities.

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Keywords

Physical activity, Comorbidities, Hypertension, T2DM, Hypercholesterolemia, Asthma, Saudi Arabia.

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