Anjali1, Manisha Sabharwal2 1Research Scholar, Department of Food and Nutrition, Lady Irwin College, Delhi University, New Delhi 110001, India. 2Department of Food and Nutrition, Lady Irwin College, Delhi University, New Delhi 110001, India. Corresponding author Email: Article Publishing History Received: 23-03-2018 Accepted: 28-06-2018 Plagiarism Check: Yes Reviewed by: Dr. Vera Ferro Lebres (Portugal) Second Review by: Dr. Adibah Hanim Ismail (Malaysia) Final Approval by: Dr. Neha Sa ...

Anjali Anjali, Manisha Sabharwal
2018 Current Research in Nutrition and Food Science Journal  
This study aimed to explore the perceived barriers to physical activity among college students via qualitative research design. Eight focus group discussions on 67 college students aged 18-24 years (48 females, 19 males) was conducted on College premises. Data were analysed using inductive approach. Participants identified a number of obstacles to physical activity. Perceived barriers emerged from the analysis of the data addressed the different dimensions of the socio-ecological framework. The
more » ... result indicated that the young adults perceived substantial amount of personal, social and environmental factors as barriers such as time constraint, tiredness, stress, family control, safety issues and much more. Understanding the barriers and overcoming the barriers at this stage will be valuable. Health professionals and researchers can use this information to design and implement interventions, strategies and policies to promote the participation in physical activity. This further can help the students to deal with those barriers and can help to instil the habit of regular physical activity in the later adult years.
doi:10.12944/crnfsj.6.2.18 fatcat:ujh7lijbzzdddccxxch3wh2fbi