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Assessing body culture level and its association with the level of physical activity in university students

Bruno Barth Pinto Tucunduva
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Federal University of Paraná, Paraná, Brazil
Online publish date: 2018/06/15
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Purpose
Subjective values of physical activity are important for promoting active lifestyles. In theoretical research, body culture is the most appropriate term to analyze the complexity between exercise and human culture. The main goal of this study is to assess body culture level and to analyze its influence on physical activity levels.

Methods
An online questionnaire containing the Exploratory Questionnaire of Body Culture Concepts, developed exclusively for this research, plus a short version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire and a number of general identification questions were used to analyze body culture level.

Results
310 university students responded to the survey. A significant association between high body culture level and physical activity level was found.

Conclusions
The assessment of body culture level helps to analyze the trends of physical activity. The role of cultural complexity of human movement should be considered as an important variable in the promotion of an active lifestyle.

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physical education, body, culture, physical activity

 
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