THE LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY OF ADULTS LIVING IN SOUTH-EASTERN POLAND

Joanna Majewska, Gabriela Kołodziej-Lackorzyńska, Barbara Cyran-Grzebyk, Krzysztof Kołodziej, Robert Czaja, Kamil Słagaj

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Regular physical activity is associated with enhanced health and reduced risk of all-cause mortality. Despite the positive effects of physical activity on health, life has become more sedentary and the decrease in PA has affected people of all ages. The aim of our study was to assess the level of physical activity and related sociodemographic factors of adults aged 18 to 45. Our results showed statistically significant relationships in the majority of the variables examined. Physical activity is undertaken by people of all ages, both residents of cities and rural areas. Among the surveyed inhabitants of the Podkarpackie Province, men much more often than women declare regular willingness to physical activity. The conducted own research shows that 40.90% of the studied group lead an active lifestyle, 31.06% not very active. An important issue is the use of stimulants during physical activity. The problem of using more serious stimulants, i.e. psychoactive substances in my own research, this hypothesis was not confirmed.

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physical activity, motivated factors, lifestyle, sport

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