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IJSP PEER REVIEWED MULTIDESCIPLINERY INDEXED OPEN ACCESS ONLINE SOCIAL SCIENCE HUMANITIES

Factors Affecting Physical Activity and Sport Participation in Youth Atheletes

Lakhvinder Singh, Riyajuddin

Affiliations:

  1. Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of Physical, OPJS University, Churu, Rajasthan, INDIA
  2. Associate Professor, Department of Physical, OPJS University, Churu, Rajasthan, INDIA

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Sports and physical fitness are important components of the lifestyle of healthy individuals and of cardiac patients in the rehabilitation phase of their respective disorder, be it coronary artery disease or heart failure .Thus; moderate exercise may be beneficial in chronic stable heart failure. Elevated levels of physical inactivity, sport disengagement, obesity and underweight/malnutrition Indian youth provide a clear indication of the necessity for further evaluation of issues related to physical activity and sport participation. There are not only positive physiological effects on an individual's health, but on many psychosocial factors such as academic involvement and moral/social development. From a physiological perspective, physical inactivity has been linked to the prevalence of obesity in developed countries, as research has indicated that people who spend their leisure time in sedentary pursuits were more likely to be obese than those who were physically active. In our work, sport status is identified as a potential influence on both (a) youth physical activity behaviors and perceptions, and (b) satisfaction with the youth sport environment. A consistent trend indicated that higher status athletes held higher perceptions of physical activity and higher actual physical activity levels, followed by lower status athletes, and non-athletes. The primary purpose of the study is to compare high status athletes, low status athletes, and non-athletes with regard to their perceptions (i.e., TPB variables; attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioural control, intentions) and behaviours (i.e., moderate, vigorous, and total physical activity levels) related to physical activity.

Keywords:
Potential, Consistent, Physiological, Athletes, Academic ,Disengagement