Body practices/ physical activity promotion in Brazilian presidential government programs (2018): different proposals, different goals

Paulo Henrique Guerra Douglas Roque Andrade Mathias Roberto Loch About the authors

Abstract

This study sought to identify strategies and intentions related to the promotion of bodily practices / physical activity (PCAF) in presidential government (PG) proposals (2018). In possession of the PG, we performed readings and searches for terms related to the PCAF theme. For data analysis, we used elements of thematic content analysis. In only six (46.2%) of the 13 deferred GPs, mentions to PCAF were found. In five PG we identified strategies related to recreational sport and in four to PCAF in the school environment. As for the intentions, we can see from those more linked to the improvement of clinical aspects of health and coping with drug use to those that assume the understanding of the access to the PCAF as a right for all. We conclude that access to PCAF is still not recognized as a right of all people, since more than half of the GPs do not even mention the topic and that the GPs that addressed this issue differed quite so much in relation to their strategies and intentions for their promotion, indicating that the discourse on the promotion of PCAF may apply to different country projects, and thus requires careful analysis of their paths and intentions.

Keywords:
motor activity; public policy; democracy; government programs

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