Association of Physical Activity and Obesity in Health Care Professionals of Karachi

Physical Activity and Obesity in Health Care Professionals


  • Mahmooda Naqvi Sohail University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Maria Falak Dr. Ziauddin Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Shahid Badar Dr. Ziauddin Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Subhan-ur-Rehman Burki Northwest Institute of Health Sciences, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Tahir Aslam Superior University, Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan
  • Ajay Dherwani Liaquat National School of Physiotherapy, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Syeda Rida Baqir Bahria University Health Sciences Campus, Karachi, Pakistan



Physical Fitness, Body Weight, Physical Exertion, Health Care Providers, Health


Obesity is a major health problem worldwide. The worldwide prevalence rate of obesity is about 13% of adults are obese, and 39% of adults are overweight. Globally, found that 1 out of every 5 children is overweight and faces many complications. Objective: To determine the relation of physical activity and obesity in health care professionals of Karachi. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was done on 543 healthcare professionals of various domains selected from the hospitals of Karachi according to the division of seven districts ( Central, East, Kemari, Orangi, Malir, South, West). The evaluation of the study was done through three weight measurement tools( BMI (body mass index), Waist circumference, waist-hip ratio) and two questionnaires: a self-administered and an international physical activity questionnaire. The data were analyzed by SPSS version 23.0. Results: There were 543  healthcare professionals extracted from seven districts of Karachi, Out of which 310 performed more than 3 hours, 181 performed less than 3 hours per day, and 52 were not sure about their level of moderate activities in daily routine While 146  healthcare professionals performed more than 3 hours per day, 283 performed less than 3 hours per day, and 114 were not sure about their level of vigorous activities in their daily routine. Conclusions: Our study concluded that the frequency of obesity is less in healthcare professionals as compared to the general p


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DOI: 10.54393/tt.v4i03.160
Published: 2023-09-30

How to Cite

Naqvi, M., Falak, M., Badar, S., Burki, S.- ur-R., Aslam, M. T., Dherwani, A., & Baqir, S. R. (2023). Association of Physical Activity and Obesity in Health Care Professionals of Karachi: Physical Activity and Obesity in Health Care Professionals. THE THERAPIST (Journal of Therapies &Amp; Rehabilitation Sciences), 4(03), 23–28.