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Ruiz, G.; De Vicente, E.; Vegara, J. (2012). Comportamiento sedentario y niveles de actividad física en una muestra de estudiantes y trabajadores universitarios. Journal of Sport and Health Research. 4(1):83-92.

 

ABSTRACT

Given the importance that international organizations have given to the workplace environment in the fight against sedentarism, the present study aims to describe and compare physical activity levels in the different layers (students, professors, administrative officers and cleaning staff) of a Spanish university campus by means of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ). Statistical data were analyzed (descriptive and averages comparison) from 77 participants (41 men and 36 women; range age 19-50 years old). Results describe theanalyzed sample  as active, following IPAQ levels, but with remarkable differences in sitting hours and sport activity among the groups.

KEY WORDS

IPAQ, workplace, sedentarism.

 

 
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