Lack of physical activity is one of the risk factors that cause death in the world. The risk of heart disease, diabetes mellitus and hypertension can be reduced by performing regular physical activity. In addition, the positive impact is on energy balance and weight control. The aim of this study was to obtain the overview of physical activity of the population within urban areas and its relation to their age. This study used a cross-sectional design and data collection was conducted in May - June 2018, located in urban and densely populated areas in Lenteng Agung, South Jakarta Administrative City, Jakarta Province with a sample of 123 respondents. The sampling technique used in this study was purposive sampling and data collection employed questionnaire interviews. This study found that the average age of respondents in this study indicated 41.8 years old and the most common physical activity carried out was walking (67%). Only jogging activity has a significant relationship with age (p-value = 0.003) and gymnastics exercise time (p-value = 0.036). An effort needs to be made to improve sports facilities and infrastructure in accordance to age groups, and to promote and educate regarding physical activities in order to increase community knowledge and participation.
|Journal||Hasanuddin Journal of Midwifery|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|