Physical Activity and Life Quality of Part-Time Students

Liana Plavina, Helena Karklina

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Abstract

Physical activities are important for everyone in order to keep the physical preparedness and support an adequate level of life quality. Physical activities of young people – students are basis for keeping health capacity, working ability, developing business and carrier, and providing economic and social
stability. Sport activities are very popular nowadays. Anyone can choose various sport activities that are suitable and available, that favour physical fitness and increase health status. Physical activities usually are planned during leisure time and weekends. We have provided a questionnaire about physical activities of student groups in period from 2012 till 2016. Studies have indicated the number of smokers, assessed results of questionnaire about physical activity, the body mass, body heights, and anthropometric indices. Results reflected that general physical activity level (in scores) in examined groups – part time students – were low for female and moderate for male. Recent research suggests that a significant percentage of
students didn’t get adequate physical activity. We fixed increased numbers of individuals of both genders who have no any sports activity in the last years. The mean value of body mass index (BMI) for male was above standard. The amount of physical activity of working people has dropped and the resulting poor physical condition is becoming a threat to their working ability, health and well-being. Contemporary life style is connected to full time job that reduces the time dedicated to physical activities. The consequences of physical inactivity are associated to multiple health related problems. Musculoskeletal pathology is one of the most common work–related health problem, as well as an important cause of morbidity for population. It is an inflammatory and degenerative ailment that affects all individuals in working age. The aim of the study is to determine and evaluate the daily physical activities and their general level for the part-time students, give characteristic of anthropometric parameters for part time students.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Scientific Conference on Rural Environment, Education and Personality (REEP)
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings
EditorsVija Dišlere
Place of PublicationJelgava
PublisherLatvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies
Pages395-400
Volume11
ISBN (Print)978-9984-48-302-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event11th International Scientific Conference on Rural Environment, Education and Personality - Jelgava, Latvia
Duration: 8 May 201812 May 2018
Conference number: 11

Publication series

NameRURAL ENVIRONMENT, EDUCATION, PERSONALITY. (REEP)
ISSN (Print)2255-808X

Conference

Conference11th International Scientific Conference on Rural Environment, Education and Personality
Abbreviated titleREEP
Country/TerritoryLatvia
CityJelgava
Period8/05/1812/05/18

Keywords

  • physical activity of students
  • body mass index value
  • health and fitness of students
  • adult education

Field of Science

  • 3.1 Basic medicine

Publication Type

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

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