Essays about: "physical activity"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 212 essays containing the words physical activity.

  1. 1. Health games – healthy in what way?

    University essay from IT-universitetet i Göteborg/Tillämpad informationsteknologi

    Author : Cecilia Garell; [2015-10-12]
    Keywords : children; design; games; health; learning; theory;

    Abstract : Bakgrund: Spel och spelifierade aktiviteter (gamification) har blivit populärt. En begreppslig förvirring av begreppen hälsa och spel gör att det kan vara svårt att tillgodogöra sig tillgänglig kunskap och forskning om spel för hälsa. READ MORE

  2. 2. "This money begged here is paid with blood" : A qualitative study of the Romanian beggars' perceptions on their health status before and during begging, and their health maintaining strategies in Uppsala, Sweden

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa

    Author : Filip Daniel Gaga; [2015]
    Keywords : beg; beggar; beggars; begging; homeless; health; health status; health management; health strategies; lifestyle; Sweden; Uppsala; Romania; Romanian; interview; semi-structured; Qualitative Research; QCA; manifest qualitative content analysis; Socioecological model; Roma; Gypsy; marginalized; vulnerable;

    Abstract : Introduction The beggars are one the most vulnerable and stigmatized groups in the European society and are determined to live in substandard conditions, characterized by lack of sanitation and overcrowdings, and bare the harsh weather conditions to earn their living. Often, they have limited access to healthcare and their lifestyle has a great impact upon their health. READ MORE

  3. 3. How active are Swedish 50-64 year olds? : A quantitative study investigating physical activity and sedentary behaviour in 50-64 year old men and women from Gothenburg.

    University essay from Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan, GIH/Institutionen för idrotts- och hälsovetenskap

    Author : Line Røddik Hansen; [2015]
    Keywords : physical activity; sedentary behavior; accelerometer;

    Abstract : AimThe main aim of this thesis is to examine the physical activity patterns (PA), including sedentary behaviour (SB), in Swedish middle-aged men and women (50-64 years) by using an objective measurement method (accelerometer) and to analyse differences in gender, age-groups and education level (EL). The thesis also analyses the proportion of the present population that is fulfilling the national recommendations of physical activity (MVPA). READ MORE

  4. 4. Sugar sweetened beverages – psychosocial, behavioral, and dietary determinants, and association to obesity: A cross-sectional study among university students in San Luis Potosí and Yucatán, Mexico

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Internationell mödra- och barnhälsovård (IMCH)

    Author : Sunghee Cho; [2015]
    Keywords : obesity; Mexico; university students; SSB; determinants; agau frescas; BMI; central obesity;

    Abstract : Background: Obesity is a rapidly growing public health problem with negative health consequences in Mexico, resulted from the nutrition transition. In Mexico calories from sugar sweetened beverages (SSB) accounts for 19% of total energy intake. Although young adults are major SSB consumers, is an understudied population. READ MORE

  5. 5. Muscle activity in bilateral and unilateralbody weight squat : An electromyographic study

    University essay from Högskolan i Halmstad/Bio- och miljösystemforskning (BLESS)

    Author : Maja Hegnelius; [2015]
    Keywords : EMG; squat;

    Abstract : Hegnelius, M. - Background. It would be beneficial to the society to bring more awareness about the health benefits that comes with physical activity. Resistance training is a form of physical activity that has positive health benefits for athletes as well as for the average person. READ MORE