The impact of physical activities on the academic performance of medical students

Satheesha B. Nayak, Sonia Anne Miranda, Ozri Jon Bin Fitzrol, Lawrence Anthony, Gowrish S. Rao, Ashwini P. Aithal

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Background: Physical activity is considered to be correlated with academic performance of students by many researchers. In recent years this concept is gaining high importance especially in professional education system. Hence the objective of our research was to evaluate the correlation between the effects of physical activities on the academic performance of medical students studying in our college. Methodology: This was a cross sectional study in which 210 medical undergraduate students participated. Ethical clearance was obtained prior to the study. A questionnaire was distributed to the students and the responses given by them were then analyzed. Results: Results showed that most of the students agreed that there exists a correlation between physical activity and academic performance as their scores were higher compared to students who do not involve in physical activities. Conclusion: Findings from our study suggest that physical activities increase student's focus and might help them to succeed academically.

Original languageEnglish
JournalOnline Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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