Physical Activity Among Sarajevo Medical Secondary School Students

Catovic, A.1*, Ziga, E.2 & Pleho-Kapic, A.3

1Department of Hygiene, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2Lecturer of Theoretical and Practical Subjects Group, Secondary Medical School Jezero, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
3Department of Pathophysiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dr. Catovic, A., Department of Hygiene, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Keywords: Adolescence; Physical Activity; Recommendations; The Fels PAQ for Children


Physical activity is directly linked to improving quality of life and health, contributing to a reduction in various diseases. Higher levels of physical inactivity tend to cluster with other adverse health practices. The growing use of technology in daily life is combined with increase of sedentary lifestyle in all age group. Additionally, physical activity patterns are changed through life course. The most physically active time of life is childhood. During adolescence, particularly between 15 and 18 years, physical activity declines. That trend continues through young adulthood (ages 18-29). In general, males have better patterns of physical activity. As regular exercise is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, understanding the context of physical activity during adolescence is essential in developing effective health-promotion intervention. The aim of this research was to determine the level of physical activity among students of second grade of the Secondary Medical School Jezero, Sarajevo.

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