Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12


Body mass index


The implementation of community quarantine restrictions as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic subjected the practice of physical activity to limiting conditions. The global prevalence of physical inactivity alarmed global health agencies as the presence of abnormalities in the global population’s Body Mass Index (BMI) as well as other comorbidities associated with physical inactivity significantly complicates the global COVID-19 prognosis. This study aims to evaluate the Physical Activity Levels as a factor to the Body Mass Index of the Senior High School students in De La Salle Medical Health Sciences Institute during the community quarantine. The study utilized a quantitative type of research employing the descriptive method. In gathering data, the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) survey was utilized and disseminated. A total of 114 respondents from De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute - Special Health Sciences Senior High School took part in this study. Through this procedure, the trend of Body Mass Index (BMI) and Metabolic Equivalent Task-minutes per week (MET-min/wk) was determined to have an inverse relationship among overweight and obese individuals; BMI increases as MET-min/wk decreases. The prevalence of low physical activity among individuals during the COVID19 pandemic is detrimental to the acquired BMI of individuals subjected to the community quarantine as abnormalities negatively influence people’s overall health and quality of life.

First Advisor

Pauline L. Cueno