SEASONAL EFFECTS ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVELS IN ADULTS LIVING IN SOUTHERN BRAZIL

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  • Ana Weigert Bressan Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos
  • Maria Teresa Anselmo Olinto Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos
  • Ruth Liane Henn Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos
  • Marlos Rodrigues Domingues Universidade Federal de Pelotas
  • Sinara Laurini Rossato Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos
  • Luiz Antonio dos Anjos Universidade Federal Fluminense

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.12820/rbafs.v.16n1p37-42

Palavras-chave:

Physical activit, Seasonal effects, IPAQ

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There are no consistent findings about the seasonal effects on the physical activity levels(PAL) of the population. We conducted a study aimed at evaluating seasonal effects onphysical activity levels among adults living in a temperate region of Brazil. A longitudinalstudy was carried out in a sample of 120 adults living in Southern Brazil. Physical activitywas evaluated using the leisure-time and transport-related physical activity sections of theInternational Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) in two periods (summer and winter)of the year 2007. Median values of PAL (MET-min/week) were compared between the twoseasons using Sign Test. McNemar Test was used for physical activity as dichotomous. TotalLeisure-Time median values were higher in summer compared to winter (383.75 vs. 210MET-min/wk, respectively; p=0.02). Overall, 37.5% of the subjects were classified as inactiveduring Summer compared to 49.2% during Winter (p=0.04). Subjects with 9 to 11 yearsof education, belonging to socioeconomic status B were more likely to decrease PAL inWinter compared to Summer. There must be planning and strategies to promote regularPA, particularly in winter.

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2012-08-30

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Bressan AW, Olinto MTA, Henn RL, Domingues MR, Rossato SL, Anjos LA dos. SEASONAL EFFECTS ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVELS IN ADULTS LIVING IN SOUTHERN BRAZIL. Rev. Bras. Ativ. Fís. Saúde [Internet]. 30º de agosto de 2012 [citado 19º de julho de 2024];16(1):37-42. Disponível em: https://rbafs.org.br/RBAFS/article/view/555

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