Physical Activity Level and Quality of Life of Women aged 18-45

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Kaya C., Yıldırım Tuncer S., Yazıcı T., Bulğay C., Çakır V. O., Cerit M.

The Online Journal of Recreation and Sport, vol.12, no.4, pp.735-741, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Abstract: Maintaining an active lifestyle is crucial for maximizing the benefits of physical activity and avoiding the drawbacks of inactivity. Regular physical activity is a key factor in enhancing the quality of life. Having a high-quality life for women will positively impact the health of the current society and future generations. Additionally, women serve as role models for their children as they raise them. In this context, women play a significant role in shaping societal norms regarding participation in physical activity and people's quality of life. Regarding research on physical activity and quality of life, most studies focus on the elderly population. There are fewer studies examining women's quality of life and their physical activity levels. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the relationship between physical activity levels and the quality of life among women aged 18–45. Furthermore, the study aimed to compare the disparities in quality of life and physical activity levels between single and married individuals. A total of 200 women participated in this study. Significant differences were identified in various study variables between single and married women. Additionally, variations were observed in the correlations between dimensions of quality of life and levels of physical activity. Consequently, physical activity emerges as a vital tool for enhancing our quality of life. Hence, it should be integrated into daily routines to reap individual and societal health benefits. Moreover, physical activity interventions should be tailored to individuals' unique physical abilities and developmental stages.