• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 7, Pages: 1-7

Original Article

The Relationship between Teaching Experience, Exercise Habit, Health Related Fitness, Bone Density and Arterial Stiffness of Korean Female Teachers


The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between teaching experience, regular exercise habit, health related fitness, bone density and arterial stiffness (PWV) by teaching experience of Korean female teachers. The subjects are 390 (age of 46.48±7.2) female teachers participating in teacher training programs. Teaching experience was divided into five categories (less than 10 years, less than 15 years, less than 25 years, over 25 years). Regular exercise habits were determined by how often they exercise regularly per week. Also, health related fitness (% fat, active physical fitness), arterial stiffness (PWV) and bone density (T-Score) were evaluated. Exercise habit, physical fitness awareness and health awareness were significantly higher in over 20 years compared to less than 10 years. Also, bone density was significantly higher in less than 10 years compared to over 20 years, whereas PWV was not different significantly in teaching experience. There were significant correlation between exercise habit and health related fitness as well as between exercise habit and bone density. Also, there were significant inverse correlation between exercise habit and arterial stiffness as between bone density and arterial stiffness. Therefore, it is necessary for teachers to take part in various health training courses or programs regularly for their health.
Keywords: Bone Density, Exercise Habit, Fitness, PWV, Teaching Experience


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