Motor activity of students of modern education institutions: biomedical and physiological-hygienic aspects of its assessment and optimization

  • I. V. Serheta National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya, Ukraine
  • I. L. Drezhenkova National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya, Ukraine
  • N. V. Stoyan National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya, Ukraine
Keywords: students, institutions of higher education, motor activity, standards, ways of optimization


One of the key problems of modern biomedical anthropology is the scientific substantiation of the prerequisites for the formation of a healthy lifestyle, the introduction of health-saving technologies that take into account its, psychophysiological and personality features. The aim of the study is biomedical and physiological and hygienic assessment of motor activity of students of modern institutions of higher education and scientific substantiation of ways of its optimization. 385 students aged 19 to 21 were under observation during the research. As quantitative criteria for assessing motor activity, the values of daily energy consumption, the number of locomotions in a daily cycle and the duration of the dynamic component in the daily budget of time were used. The qualitative description of the values of motor activity was carried out on the basis of studying the main types of locomotives and their distribution patterns with the allocation of zones of minimal (hypokinesia), optimal (normokinesia) and maximum (hyperkinesia) values. The statistical analysis of the received materials provided for the application of the standard package of applications “Statistica 6.1”. As the norms of motor activity of modern students, the following indicators are determined: daily energy consumption values – 9000-11000 kJ for young women and 11000-13500 kJ for young men; number of locomotions in a daily cycle – 14000-18000 steps for young women and 15000-19000 steps for young men; the duration of the dynamic component in the daily budget time – 130-180 minutes in young women and 140-190 minutes in young men. Among the leading ways of optimizing motor activity are: the implementation of continuous monitoring and individualized integrated assessment of habitual motor activity; taking into account the norms of motor activity of student youth, which provide a beneficial effect on the processes of formation of their health and adaptive capacity of the body of future specialists and the mandatory achievement of their values; development and implementation of a set of measures aimed at optimizing motor activity and rational organization of motor activity of modern students.


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How to Cite
Serheta, I. V., Drezhenkova, I. L., & Stoyan, N. V. (2018). Motor activity of students of modern education institutions: biomedical and physiological-hygienic aspects of its assessment and optimization. Biomedical and Biosocial Anthropology, (32), 35-42.