The relationship between brisk walking with physical and mental health in women

AUTHORS

Farkhondeh Aminshokravi 1 , * , Fatemeh Alhani 2 , Anoshirvan Kazemnejad 3 , Mariamsadat Vahdaninia 4

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 Dept. of Heath Education, School of Medicine, Tarbiatmodares University,Tehran, Iran

2 Dept. of Nursing, School of Medicine, Tarbiatmodares University,Tehran, Iran

3 Dept. of Biostatistic, School of Medicine, Tarbiatmodares University,Tehran, Iran

4 Social Medicine Research Group, Iranian Institute for Heath Sciences Research, Tehran, Iran

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 14 (2); e79520
Published Online: September 19, 2010
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: October 22, 2009
Accepted: March 09, 2010

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Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between noncontrolled and self-motivated brisk walking with physical and mental health of women living in west Tehran, Iran. The Persian version of Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) applied for data collection. Researchers referred to three public parks to recruit volunteer women aged 35-55 years old. Participants were randomly selected and divided into active and non-active groups (walking & not walking) for interviewing. Physical and mental summary measures were calculated using QMHOSS2. Findings showed that there was significant correlation between regular walking with physical and mental health in women. It’s concluded that regular walking may improve physical and mental health in women.

Keywords

brisk walking physical health mental health women health

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