Background: This study investigates how physical active students are and what is the effect of social networking on their physical activity.
Objective: To find relationship between social networking and physical activity of DPT students.
Methodology: A descriptive cross-sectional study was done in Riphah College of rehabilitation sciences. The study duration was completed from 1st June 2013 to 1st January 2014.Data was collected through semi structured questionnaire comprising of 5 demographic questions, rapid assessment of physical activity scale and 19 questions of social networking was used to collect data. Data was analyzed by SPSS 20.
Results: Total 95% students are using social networking sites, among them 38% students are physically active, 48% are physically under-active and 14% are physically sedentary. Majority of the students (80%) are spending approximately 1-4hrs on social networking sites and majority (49%) among them are incline toward under-active lifestyle.
Conclusion: The study shows that most of the students who are using social networking sites are physically under-active and students who are spending more time on social networking sites are less involve in physical activities.
Social networking, physical activity, students.