Correlation between physical activity level and smoking habit in university students of physical education of a University Center in the city of São Paulo
AbstractFormerly smoking was understood as an option for a lifestyle, but today is considered by science a disease caused by the dependence of a drug on nicotine. A disease that causes millions of people to expose themselves to more than 4700 toxic substances, and subsequently develop disabling and fatal diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. Although there are several references in the literature to the evils caused by smoking, studies have not yet been found to correlate smoking with the level of physical activity in people, and this was the main objective of the present study. A sample of 74 physical education students from Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas was studied, who answered a modified IPAQ questionnaire, and another questionnaire specially designed for this research, which evaluated their smoking habits. Among the smokers and non-smokers group, there were differences in the level of physical activity, with a significant difference especially for the physical activities that require a greater lung capacity, for the BMI, a significant difference was not found, a lower mean was also found of smokers among the physical education population than in the Brazilian average.
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Flôr, J. H. R., Martins, R. S. S., Matsudo, S. M., Almeida, V. C. S. de, Muñoz, J. W. P., & Fukushima, A. R. (2020). Correlation between physical activity level and smoking habit in university students of physical education of a University Center in the city of São Paulo, 13(1), 13-26. https://doi.org/10.22280/revintervol13ed1.455
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