Physical activity and sleep quality correlations with anthropometric measurements in young adults
Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging
Human and Clinical Nutrition | Sleep Medicine
Journal of American College Health
Objective This cross-sectional study examined correlations between physical activity and anthropometrics as well as sleep quality and anthropometrics.
Participants College students (n = 85) with average age 25.6 ± 5.4 years.
Methods Participants received full-body dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry scans and completed validated surveys: Habitual Physical Activity questionnaire, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), and Epworth Sleepiness Scale.
Results Males reported more sports-related physical activity than females (p = 0.041). Physical activity indices and percent body fat were inversely correlated (total ⍴ = –0.320, p < 0.001; sport β = –0.378, p = 0.003). Participants had poor overall sleep quality (PSQI = 6.19 ± 2.99). The PSQI sleep quality index: disturbance was directly correlated with body mass index (BMI) (β = 0.328, p = 0.007).
Conclusion Health interventions on college campuses should promote more physical activity and better quality sleep as these factors were related to improved body anthropometrics and potentially reduced chronic disease risk.
Anthropometrics, habitual physical activity, sleep quality
Ashley Y. Kim, John H. Gieng, Shiho Osako Luna, and Kasuen Mauldin. "Physical activity and sleep quality correlations with anthropometric measurements in young adults" Journal of American College Health (2021). https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2021.1926262