The Effect of Regular Physical Activity on Health Status and Health Promotion Lifestyle Profile in Male College Students

규칙적 신체활동이 남자대학생의 건강상태 및 건강증진 생활양식에 미치는 영향

  • 남정혜 (고려대학교 일반대학원 보건과학과 보건행정학전공) ;
  • 이명철 (경민대학교 레저스포츠과) ;
  • 이채경 (경민대학교 보건행정과)
  • Received : 2014.05.13
  • Accepted : 2014.09.20
  • Published : 2014.09.28


The purpose of this study is to examine the association between regular exercise habit, self-rated health status, health practice index, and health promotion lifestyle profile among 241 college male students from Gyeonggi-do. Subjects were divided into two groups: students majoring in physical education(PE) and students who are not majoring in PE. The average BMI were $22.77{\pm}2.74$ among PE majors and $21.57{\pm}4.30$ among the other group. PE majors showed higher results in all of physiological, subjective and social health conditions. Both groups showed low scores in health practice index, which were $2.86{\pm}1.10$ among PE majors and $2.97{\pm}1.46$ among non-PE majors, showing no difference in statistical significance. Index for health promoting lifestyle practices were somewhat higher among PE majors; however, there were no statistical significance with the results of $123.38{\pm}19.93$ among PE majors and $119.98{\pm}22.04$ among non-PE majors. The analysis on the index for health promoting lifestyle practices in sub-categories showed that PE majors showed significantly higher scores compared with non-PE majors in physical activities area and vice versa in nutrition area.


Physical education;Health status;Health practice index;Health promotion lifestyle


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