In this study, we examine the health and well-being perceptions arising from some of the most commonly used physical activities to achieve physical well-being. In particular, we focus on the perceptive aspects specific to recreational football, trying to understand what can be the parameters that acquire a greater benefit on a physical level and what are the diseases that can be prevented by practicing this activity. Through some questions asked to a group of 15 boys, aged between 23 and 29, it was found that recreational football can achieve greater physical resistance (71.4%) and a decrease in body fat (57.1 %), and that we can prevent cardiovascular diseases (76.9%) and obesity (61.5%). Furthermore, the data collected showed that the analysed sample considers it more appropriate to do the one activity than another, depending on the physical well-being that one wants to achieve. For example, according to the interviewees, to increase lean mass it is better to perform strength training (66.7%). According to many other studies, therefore, this type of activity significantly improves both in terms of perceptions and real data, the general physical well-being of the person who practices it.

Self-perception about health and wellness effects on recreational five-a-side football athletes

Riccardo Izzo
2019-01-01

Abstract

In this study, we examine the health and well-being perceptions arising from some of the most commonly used physical activities to achieve physical well-being. In particular, we focus on the perceptive aspects specific to recreational football, trying to understand what can be the parameters that acquire a greater benefit on a physical level and what are the diseases that can be prevented by practicing this activity. Through some questions asked to a group of 15 boys, aged between 23 and 29, it was found that recreational football can achieve greater physical resistance (71.4%) and a decrease in body fat (57.1 %), and that we can prevent cardiovascular diseases (76.9%) and obesity (61.5%). Furthermore, the data collected showed that the analysed sample considers it more appropriate to do the one activity than another, depending on the physical well-being that one wants to achieve. For example, according to the interviewees, to increase lean mass it is better to perform strength training (66.7%). According to many other studies, therefore, this type of activity significantly improves both in terms of perceptions and real data, the general physical well-being of the person who practices it.
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