Analytical Study of Physical Activity Profile of School Teachers

Kavita Verma


The purpose of the study was to find out the Physical Activity profile of Jabalpur District, (Madhya Pradesh) School Teachers. By using purposive sampling 300 teachers   of high and senior secondary schools of   Jabalpur district, (M.P.) were involved. After follow up through verbal persuasions 200 responses were received in total out of which 46 were of male and 164 were of female teachers. The data/responses collected through questionnaire were analyzed by using descriptive statistics where percentage was worked out for interpretation. The level of significance was set at 0.05. Results of the study showed that majority of the teachers (both male and female) were exercising regularly for 15 – 30 minutes per day. However, female teachers were having low level of physical activity both at work and leisure as compare to male teachers. Further it was found that maximum percentage of male teachers adopted walking as a mode of exercise. It was found yoga was preferred by female teachers in comparison to walking, weight training, stretching, and running etc. Very less percentage of male and female teachers has been sedentary for the last 1 to 2 years or 3 to 4 years. But it is also found that the physical activity was less then 30 minutes per day. Which is seems to be not enough to gain health benefits.

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