publication . Article . 2015

Perception of the older adults regarding the practise of physical activity and healthy eating

de Rosso Krug, Rodrigo; Rodrigues Barbosa, Aline; Aita Monego, Estela; Ferreira de Mello, Ana Lúcia Schaefer; Francielle França, Vivian;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2015 Journal: Revista de la Universidad Industrial de Santander. Salud (issn: 0121-0807, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Publicaciones UIS
Objective: To understand the perception of regular physical activity and healthy eating among the older adults. Methods: This descriptive study (qualitative approach) included 36 older adults (69 to 91 years) residents in a rural community in southern Brazil. A semi-structured interview was used and the information were recorded, transcribed and interpreted (content analysis technique). Results: The following categories of analysis were identified: a) facilitators and barriers for the practising PA, b) benefits of regular PA, and c) healthy eating habits-consumption of food (beneficial and harmful for health). Facilitating factors were related to social interact...
free text keywords: Aging, Health Behavior, Motor Activity, Envejecimiento, Conductas saludables, Actividad Motora, Medicine, R
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