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

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: 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 O2/kg/min (±12 SD). Their mean self-repo...

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Journal:
British journal of sports medicine
Volume:
46
Issue:
16
Pages:
1142-1144
Publication date:
2012-12-05
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EISSN:
1473-0480
ISSN:
0306-3674
URN:
uuid:bbc3dddc-5070-44b4-902d-3aafaa422560
Source identifiers:
325539
Local pid:
pubs:325539

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