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Revista da Educação Física / UEM

Print version ISSN 0103-3948On-line version ISSN 1983-3083

Abstract

PEGORARI, Maycon Sousa; DIAS, Flavia Aparecida; SANTOS, Nilce Maria de Freitas  and  TAVARES, Darlene Mara dos Santos. PRACTICE OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AMONG OLDER OF LEISURE IN RURAL AREA: HEALTH CONDITIONS AND QUALITY OF LIFE. Rev. educ. fis. UEM [online]. 2015, vol.26, n.2, pp.233-241. ISSN 1983-3083.  https://doi.org/10.4025/reveducfis.v26i2.25265.

Regular physical activity contributes to healthy aging favoring quality of life. The aim of the study was to investigate the association of health and quality of life with physical activity (PAF) at leisure in the rural elderly. It is cross-sectional analytical household survey conducted with 850 elderly living in rural areas. We used descriptive analysis, chi-square and t-Student and logistics and multiple linear regressions (p<0.05). Inactive elderly showed greater indicative of depression (p<0.003) and number of comorbidities (p=0.035). The PAF during leisure time was associated with higher scores in (p<0.001), psychological (p=0.001) and environment (p<0.001) physical domains. The practice of physical activity in leisure time should be encouraged in view of its positive impact on health and quality of life.

Keywords : Elderly; Leisure Activity; Population Rural.

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