Compliance with physical activity health recommendations in members of non-governmental organizations promoting active lifestyle
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Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education, Katowice, Poland
School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland
Pope John Paul II State School of Higher Education, Biała Podlaska, Poland
Małgorzata Dębska   

The Jerzy Kukuczka Academy od Physical Education, 3 Maja 17a/11, 41-300 Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2019;26(1):109–113
A vital role in health maintenance and the prevention of non-communicable chronic diseases is played by an adequate level of physical activity. In recent decades, numerous guidelines have been developed to determine the criteria of physical activity levels that are essential to obtain overall health benefits.

The aim of the presented study was evaluation of the physical activity of adult members of non-governmental organizations promoting active lifestyle, in compliance with recommendations of the World Health Organization and the American College of Sport Medicine.

Material and methods:
The study examined 95 adult members of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) promoting an active lifestyle in the Silesian Province of Western Poland. In order to make a comprehensive physical activity evaluation (including all criteria of most complex health-recommendations), both an objective tool (ActiGraph GT3X) and a subjective tool (Daily Physical Activity Log) were used.

Compliance with a weekly total time of moderate to vigorous aerobic efforts were observed in 47% of women and 44% of men with regard to WHO guidelines, and in 29% of women and 23% of men, respectively, regarding ACSM guidelines. The criterion for the frequency of strength exercises was met by 24% of women and 15% of men. Flexibility exercises level was adequate in 35% of women and 28% of men.

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