Impact of Aerobic Dance and Jogging on Junior Secondary School Teachers: Blood Pressure and Body Fat Perspective

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Published: 2023-12-30

Page: 26-36


Glory Anwuri Nwadibia *

Department of Human Kinetics, Health and Safety Studies, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Emeka Usman Mong

Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Ebonyi State University, Abakiliki, Nigeria

Geraldine Umoh Amba Ekpo

Department of Human Kinetics, Health and Safety Studies, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

This study investigated the impact of aerobic dance and jogging on the blood pressure (BP) and percentage of body fat (PBF) among junior secondary school teachers in Onelga. The study employed an experimental methodology, utilising a sample size of thirty (30) teachers who were recruited at random from six junior secondary schools in Onelga. The participants were assigned at random to three groups, each comprising ten (10) teachers: the control group and two experimental groups. In addition, they had a 30-minute session of aerobic dance and jogging, during which their physiological features were assessed; the exercise lasted for 6 weeks. The results indicated that the systolic blood pressure exhibited mean differences of 13.16, 10.46, and 6.5, with a mean gain of 6.66 and 3.99. The mean difference in diastolic blood pressure was 4.89, 3.91, and 6, with a mean gain of 1.11 and 2.09. The percentage of body fat recorded the mean differences of 1.22, 1.42, and 2, whereas the mean gains were 0.78 and 0.58, respectively. These findings suggest that aerobic dance and jogging impact the blood pressure and percentage of body fat among junior secondary school teachers in Onelga. Hence, it is advisable for junior secondary school teachers in Onelga to include aerobic dance and jogging into their daily regimen in order to optimise their blood pressure and pulmonary blood flow.

Keywords: Aerobic dance, jogging, blood pressure, percent body fat


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Nwadibia, G. A., Mong , E. U., & Ekpo, G. U. A. (2023). Impact of Aerobic Dance and Jogging on Junior Secondary School Teachers: Blood Pressure and Body Fat Perspective. Asian Journal of Research in Medicine and Medical Science, 5(1), 26–36. Retrieved from https://globalpresshub.com/index.php/AJRMMS/article/view/1947

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