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Fitness levels and physical activity among class A drug users entering prison

Abstract:

Physical activity could benefit drug users' physiological and mental health. Previous research has suggested that physical activity levels change when drug users enter prison. Methods Twenty-five class A drug users who were new to prison answered physical activity and drug use cross-sectional questionnaires, took a submaximal fitness test and wore a pedometer for 1 week. Results Participants' mean aerobic capacity was estimated as 49 mls O 2/kg/min (±12 SD). Their mean selfreported walking di...

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Journal:
British Journal of Sports Medicine
Volume:
46
Issue:
16
Pages:
1142-1144
Publication date:
2012-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1473-0480
ISSN:
0306-3674
URN:
uuid:011c1073-2638-46ff-9a0e-b4d73bd909e1
Source identifiers:
366890
Local pid:
pubs:366890
Language:
English

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