Differences of the Latvian population perceptions and memories of the daily activities over 30 years

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Regular physical activity helps to improve physical and mental functions as well as reverse some effects of chronic disease to keep older people mobile and independent (McPhee et al., 2016).However, physical activity with aerobic load elements could be a contributing factor to aging (Prakash, Voss, Erickson,& Kramer, 2015).Epidemiological studies have shown that the intensity of daily physical activity might have an important role to maintain life-long cognition(Kimura, Yasunaga,& Wang, 2013).The aim is to identify differencesLatvian time usefrom the retrospective surveyingprimary data from Total Life-span Physical Activity questionnaire and tertiary data from 1979 published data on population time use and trends (Eglite, Svikis,& Zarina, 1979). Methods: The primary data of daily activities was from April to December 2019 obtained from the retrospective questionnaire “Total Lifespan Physical Activity questionnaire” (Ulmane, Šneidere,& Stepens, 2019) and tertiary data were used from 1979 publisheddata on population time useand trends (Eglite, Svikis, & Zarina, 1979). The data were adjusted to six physical activity categories to be comparable -Work/education, physiological needs, Transportation, Leisure time, Household activities and Sports. Results:did not affect males and females differently in these measures, but only differences of some categories. Results show that the most differences were found in the categories –transportation, household activities, and sport.Conclusions:The study had several limitations because data from the 1979 published book (Eglite, Svikis, & Zarina, 1979) was only available in aggregate form. Together these results provide important insights into the difference between the capital city, small towns or rural areas, but 2019 study respondents were almost always from the capital city.However,in the future for more precise data analysis needed primary or secondary data
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība = Society. Integration. Education
Subtitle of host publicationstarptautiskās zinātniskās konferences materiāli = proceedings of the international scientific conference
EditorsVelta Lubkina, Aivars Kaupužs, Daina Znotiņa
Place of PublicationRēzekne
PublisherRēzeknes Tehnoloģiju akadēmija
Volume6 : Sabiedrības veselība un sports. Pētījumi ekonomikas un vadības jomā ilgtspējīgai izglītībai
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2020
EventInternational Scientific Conference “Society. Integration. Education: Sabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība”, 2020 - Rēzekne, Latvia
Duration: 22 May 202023 May 2020

Publication series

NameSociety. Integration. Education=Sabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība
PublisherRezekne Academy of Technologies
ISSN (Print)1691-5887
ISSN (Electronic)2256-0629


ConferenceInternational Scientific Conference “Society. Integration. Education: Sabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība”, 2020
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  • life-time
  • rimary data
  • tertiary data
  • physical activity

Field of Science*

  • 3.3 Health sciences

Publication Type*

  • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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