Obesity-Related Health Risk and Lifestyle Behaviours: A Descriptive Study

  • Kimberly M. Brooks Brock University
  • Diane E. Mack Brock University
  • Philip M. Wilson Brock University
Keywords: Body Composition, Adults, Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, SenseWear Armband


Background: Obesity continues to be a public health concern given its association multiple comorbidities spanning both physical and mental health. Researchers have documented that both increased Body Mass Index (BMI) and centrally patterned obesity (i.e., waist circumference) are independently associated with health. As such, national health organizations (e.g., Health Canada) have identified an obesity health-risk classification system based on a combination of BMI and waist circumference scores.
Purpose: The objective of this non-experimental study was to examine differences in physical activity and sedentary behaviour in community-dwelling adults who differ in terms of their obesity related health risk classification.
Methods: Participants (N = 50; Mage = 38.50 years, SDage = 14.21 years) BMI and waist circumference scores were measured resulting in the following groups based on obesity-related risk classifications: (a)
How to Cite
Brooks, K. M., Mack, D. E., & Wilson, P. M. (2016). Obesity-Related Health Risk and Lifestyle Behaviours: A Descriptive Study. The Health & Fitness Journal of Canada, 8(4), 3-13. https://doi.org/10.14288/hfjc.v8i4.198