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International Journal of Sports, Exercise and Physical Education

Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A (2020)

Exercise therapy as an antidote to work stress: Appraisals of the staff of federal college of agriculture, Ishiagu; Ebonyi state

Author(s):

Tijani WO, Balogun RB, Ikemezie M, Ajah CN

Abstract:
Stress is a non - specific response of the body to any demand made upon it. This demand may be physical, psychological or physiological. This study adopted a survey method. Systematic random sampling technique was adopted. The population of the study comprises selected staff across the departments of the College comprising academic and non - academic staff. Within twenty-one (21) departments, thirteen (13) staff was randomly selected. This gives a total sample size of two hundred and seventy-three (273) staff. Two hundred and sixty (260) being valid. Descriptive statistics such as frequency distribution and percentage was used to describe the data. The findings of the study indicated significant inactiveness, sedentary life style among staff. This is due to inadequate and non-functional recreational facilities in the College for Staff use. Staff residential quarters were not adequate to accommodate the large staff population. Since the recreation facilities were located in the College premises, travelling back to the College or staying over for recreation is quite difficult after the day’s job. This paper recommended the following: maintaining good health through sustainable daily feeding regime, recreation through relaxation, networking by making good friends and adequate exercise. This will help in keeping the body in good shape and thus reduce stress.

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International Journal of Sports, Exercise and Physical Education
How to cite this article:
Tijani WO, Balogun RB, Ikemezie M, Ajah CN. Exercise therapy as an antidote to work stress: Appraisals of the staff of federal college of agriculture, Ishiagu; Ebonyi state. Int. J. Sports Exercise Phys. Educ. 2020;2(1):04-06. DOI: 10.33545/26647281.2020.v2.i1a.14
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