• Georgian BÄ‚DICU
  • Lorand BALINT Faculty of Physical Education and Mountain Sports, Romania


leisure sports activities, quality of life, health, adult persons


Objective: The objective of this article is to show, in a declarative and
comparative manner, the impact of recreational sports activities on quality of
life index in adults, who perform leisure sports activities and for those who
do not practice. The question of this study is: the leisure sport activities have
an impact on the index of quality of life, in adults?
Methods: The study was conducted between October 2012, March 2013 on a
sample of 500 adults, who responded to a survey questionnaire, for the
evaluation of the quality of life, with the name Short form (SF – 36), of whom
318 individuals perform leisure sports activities and 182 do not perform this
kind of activities. The age range of our subjects undergoing our research is
25–49 years.
Results: Out of the total subject population, (N= 500), for those who practice
sports activities (N= 318), quality of life is good for 51.1% and satisfactory
for 45.9%. For the persons which do not perform sports activities (N=182),
49.5% have a satisfactory quality of life, however, for 45.1% the quality of
life is unsatisfactory and only for 5.5%, the quality of life is good.
Conclusions: The adult persons that perform sports activites in a consistent
and sistematic way, have a better quality of life index than those who do not
perform these types of activities.


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