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dc.contributor.authorVaara, Jani P.
dc.contributor.authorVasankari, Tommi
dc.contributor.authorKoski, Harri J.
dc.contributor.authorKyröläinen, Heikki
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-11T08:24:32Z
dc.date.available2019-12-11T08:24:32Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationVaara, J. P., Vasankari, T., Koski, H. J., & Kyröläinen, H. (2019). Awareness and Knowledge of Physical Activity Recommendations in Young Adult Men. <i>Frontiers in Public Health</i>, <i>7</i>, Article 310. <a href="https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2019.00310" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2019.00310</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_33683165
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/66717
dc.description.abstractBackground: There are only a few studies that have assessed awareness and knowledge regarding aerobic type of physical activity (PA) guidelines recommendations, while no previous studies have examined muscular type of activity recommendation guidelines. The aim was to assess knowledge and awareness and study the associations with demographic variables and physical activity and fitness. Methods: Participants were 776 young (age 26 ± 7 years) men. Awareness and knowledge of PA recommendation guidelines were assessed by prompted questionnaires together with demographic variables and physical activity. In addition, physical fitness was measured. Results: Forty percent of the participants reported being aware of the physical activity recommendation. Moreover, 7% correctly identified the recommendations for moderate aerobic physical activity and 25% for muscular type of activity. In addition, 4% correctly identified both aerobic and muscular activity recommendations. Being aware of the PA recommendations was associated with being married or partnered, having higher education level and being more physically active during leisure-time (p < 0.05). Individuals with no awareness of the recommendations had lower results in cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness compared to those being aware (p < 0.05). Being married or partnered was positively associated with the knowledge of the muscular activity recommendations (p < 0.05). Moreover, the individuals with correct knowledge of the PA recommendations had higher levels of muscular fitness (p < 0.05). Conclusion: A low number of individuals are aware or know the physical activity recommendations among young adult men. Therefore, more vigorous attempts to promote physical activity recommendations are needed.en
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dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherFrontiers Media
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFrontiers in Public Health
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.subject.otherknowledge
dc.subject.otherawareness
dc.subject.otheraerobic physical activity
dc.subject.othermuscular type of physical activity
dc.subject.otherphysical activity guidelines
dc.titleAwareness and Knowledge of Physical Activity Recommendations in Young Adult Men
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201912115184
dc.contributor.laitosLiikuntatieteellinen tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.laitosFaculty of Sport and Health Sciencesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineLiikuntafysiologiafi
dc.contributor.oppiaineExercise Physiologyen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn2296-2565
dc.relation.volume7
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2019 Vaara, Vasankari, Koski and Kyröläinen
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dc.subject.ysomiehet
dc.subject.ysokuntoliikunta
dc.subject.ysotiedontaso
dc.subject.ysonuoret aikuiset
dc.subject.ysosuositukset
dc.subject.ysofyysinen aktiivisuus
dc.subject.ysotietämys
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dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.3389/fpubh.2019.00310
jyx.fundinginformationThis work was supported by a grant from the Scientific Advisory Board for Defense


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