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Physical activity recommendation and its association with demographic variables in Czech university students.

Title in English Physical activity recommendation and its association with demographic variables in Czech university students
Authors

VAŠÍČKOVÁ Jana FRÖMEL, Karel NYKODÝM Jiří

Year of publication 2008
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Gymnica - Acta Univ. Palacki
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Sports Studies

Citation
Field Sport and leisure time activities
Keywords IPAQ short version; university students; vigorous PA; moderate PA; walking
Description Educated people have got better information about the importance of a proper amount of physical activity, but whether Czech university students meet recommendations for physical activity is not clearly known. International Physical Activity Questionnaire short version, was collected from 2400 university students and analyzed by the logistical regression method. Meeting recommendations for vigorous PA, moderate PA and walking served as independent variables. Czech university students are a sufficiently active social group, more than 85% of them meet physical activity recommendations and the most influential variable is regular participation in PA. Although students practice an adequate amount of PA in total, there should be some promotion of moderate intensity PA and its suitable portion for young adults.

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