SPORTS RECREATION ACTIVITIES AMONG STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES IN RURAL ENVIROMENTS IN VOJVODINA

Silvija Kermeci, Dušan Mitić

Introduction:The insufficient physical activity represents the risk factor for many diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular diseases and malignancy. Significant health effect and the improvement of the quality and the length of life can be obtained by participation in physical activity during 30 min a day, at least three times a week. Effects of the physical activity depend on the volume and intensity of the activity itself, as the volume increases, the benefits of the activity increase as well (ACSM, 2005). Method: The attitudes of employees and students are studied in primary schools in rural environments in Vojvodina according to sports-recreation activities. We applied the ex – post facto method and the method of theoretical analyses, as well as the comparative method, by which the differences of transverse cross-section of employees and students in primary schools in Vojvodina. Research results: 63,7% of students are regularly engaged in sports-recreation activities at least 3 times a week,only 15,4% of employees are engaged in the same activities. Hobby activities – like cultivation 44,7% of employees are engaged in, and 67,75% of students. The majority of students have got bicycles about 90,41%, as well as the equipment for the prop, and the percentage for employees is 84,2%. In their free time students mostly choose exercising together with their friends- 50,68%, employees choose individual exercising -13,7%. χ2 test has proved that statistical importance of differences in all above mentioned vriables. Conclusion:There are significant differences in routines, in sorts and contents of engagement in sports-recreation activities among employees and students of primary schools in rural environments in Vojvodina.

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