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Leisure physical activity of persons with sedentary lifestyle



Year of publication 2015
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Sports Studies

Description This papers monitor physical activity in persons working in administration, which means persons with sedentary employment. Body height and body weight were first measured in the participants of this research. Then body mass index (BMI) was calculated and the participants were divided according to BMI in categories: underweight, normal weight, overweight and grades of obesity. 20 people (10 men and 10 women) were put into this research. It was found that the majority of the subjects have a normal body weight. Only 3 men and 2 women were overweight. None of the participants were found to be either overweight or underweight. The amount of their physical activity was detected using the questionnaire method. The respondents answered questions about whether and how often they perform physical activities in their leisure time, which sports activities they do and how expensive their physical activities are. The final question focused on time spent dedicated to daily sport. The majority of respondents answered that they don´t do sports in their leisure time. According to the responses, all women walk min. about 5 – 15 minutes daily. Ten per cent of men said that they don´t walk every day, and if they do walk it is for a maximum of 5 minutes per day. Forty per cent of women and 25 per cent of men said that walking takes them more than 60 minutes every day.

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