Influence of sedentary behaviour on the practice of physical activity in climacteric women
Keywords:Climacteric, Lifestyle, Epidemiology, Primary Health Care
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the influence of sedentary behaviour on the practice of physical activity in climacteric women. This was a cross-sectional study with a random sample of 873 women assisted in Family Health Strategy units in the city of Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil. A structural equation model was tested to assess the influence of sedentary behaviour on the practice of physical activity. The results revealed that sedentary behaviour has a negative effect on light, moderate and vigorous activities, explaining 8%, 2% and 6%, respectively, of the variability of these variables. It was also observed that the increase in sedentary behaviour has a negative effect on light (β = -0.04), moderate (β = -0.10) and vigorous (β = -0.17) activities. Sedentary behaviour negatively affects the performance of light, moderate and vigorous physical activity in climacteric women assisted by the Family Health Strategy.
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