About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Change in Marital Status Affects Physical Activity

by Hannah Joy on December 4, 2018 at 3:11 PM
Font : A-A+

Change in Marital Status Affects Physical Activity

Change in relationships or marital status is linked to physical activity, reveals a new study. The total number of non-exercise steps were reduced for men and women differently during a four-year follow-up study when compared to women married throughout the period.

According to the researchers, it is difficult to provide a single explanatory factor about the effects of changes in marital status on physical activity.

Advertisement


"It seems that the changes in relationships affect the physical activity of men and women differently," says postdoctoral researcher Kasper Salin from the University of Jyväskylä, Faculty of Sports and Health Sciences.

The study also investigated the relationship between socioeconomic position and changes in physical activity.

Among the men and women with the highest socioeconomic status, the number of aerobic steps increased significantly over the four years.
Advertisement

Here, aerobic steps refers to steps taken during activities that last for at least 10 minutes without interruption at a pace of 60 or more steps per minute.

"It is likely that they have added longer lasting and more intense physical activity, such as walking," Salin says.

Total Steps Increased during the Follow-up Period

In the study, 1051 participants had valid pedometer data in 2007 and 2011. At the beginning of the monitoring period, the subjects were between the ages of 34 and 49. The total steps increased slightly during the four-year follow-up period.

In 2007, the recommended 10,000 daily steps reached one fifth (19 %) and in 2011 a quarter (25%) of the participants.

"Longer-term monitoring of objectively measured physical activity is rare," says Salin. "The pedometer used in this study provides a more reliable picture of overall activity than, for example, a traditionally used questionnaire."

Increasing the number of steps over a four-year follow-up period is a particularly positive thing.

"The monitoring period, however, showed that the rise in the number of steps focused on the highest social classes, especially in aerobic steps," says Salin. "From the point of view of maintaining physical fitness and working ability, it is important to add aerobic steps."

Steps accumulate over the course of the day on several occasions if a person gives an opportunity for it.

"Actual exercising is not needed in order to add steps to daily life," Salin explains. "Instead, attention should be paid to everyday choices. You could walk instead of driving or take stairs instead of an elevator."



Source: Eurekalert
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Insulin Resistance Doubles the Risk of Major Depressive Disorder
Emotional Healing
Psychosis Risk Related to Cat Parasite
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
How to Save your marriage Top Health Tips to Overcome Tiredness Diet and Nutrition for Healthy Weight Loss Mantra to Prevent Childhood Obesity – Vigorous Physical Activity Malnutrition to Obesity - The Big Leap Workout Pain 

Recommended Reading
Being a 'Couch Potato' can be linked to Increased Anxiety Risk
Sitting at a place continuously with no physical activity is a major risk factor for developing ......
How to Stay Active as You Get Older
Being physically active with a healthy dose of exercise for senior citizens is one of the ways to .....
Lowering Screen Time & Increasing Physical Activity Curbs Childhood Obesity
Following Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines Lowers Risk of Obesity in Children...
Diet and Nutrition for Healthy Weight Loss
Correct diet and a planned exercise regime is the mantra of healthy and sustainable weight loss....
How to Save your marriage
You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce....
Malnutrition to Obesity - The Big Leap
Obesity is the root cause of problems like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis and gall bladd...
Mantra to Prevent Childhood Obesity – Vigorous Physical Activity
Being physically very active is the mantra to prevent pediatric obesity rather than concentrating ef...
Top Health Tips to Overcome Tiredness
If you follow a healthy lifestyle and still feel tired, you should rule out all possible medical cau...
Workout Pain
Whether you’re getting prepped for a marathon or a fitness enthusiast, physical activity is essentia...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use