Curtin University study into sexual functioning and physical activity needs volunteers

Curtin University study into sexual functioning and physical activity needs volunteers

A CURTIN University research project requires volunteers needed for a physical activity and sexual functioning study.

Physical inactivity has been identified as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality, causing an estimated 3.2 million deaths worldwide.

It is estimated that 56 per cent of Australian adults are either inactive or have low levels of physical activity.

Australia’s physical activity guidelines state that 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on at least five days a week is required to achieve health benefits and reduce the risk of chronic disease.

There is also an association between a high amount of physical activity with a lower risk of sexual dysfunction.

The highest risk of developing sexual difficulties is among those who remain sedentary and the lowest among those who remained active or initiated physical activity.

Researchers from Curtin, coordinated by Associate Professor Sebely Pal, are conducting a study on increased physical activity aimed at improving sexual functioning in overweight Australian male adults.

To be eligible to participate, volunteers are required to be male, heterosexual or bisexual and overweight, but otherwise healthy and Australian aged between 18 and 65 years.

Certain exclusion criteria apply, specifically for those that are being treated by their doctor for any chronic or serious physical or mental health conditions.

Volunteers must not participated in any clinical trials affecting body weight within the last six months.

In this 12-week study, participants will be required to attend three clinic appointments at Bentley Campus for blood pressure and blood checks.

If you are interested in taking part in this study, or would like further information, please text or call Sara (Saeideh) on 0416095613 or email her at Saeideh.botlanie@postgrad.curtin.edu.au.