BODY MASS INDEX ASSOCIATED WITH QUALITY OF LIFE OF STUDENTS OF THE FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE PONTIFICAL CATHOLIC OF SÃO PAULO
Keywords:Body Mass Index, quality of life, eating habits, physical activity, university students
This work aims to identify how body mass index, eating habits and level of physical activity impact on academic productivity and quality of life of students from the Faculty of Economics, Administration, Accounting and Actuary of Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo. Methodology: This is a cross-sectional study consisting of 75 students from the course of administration, the results were collected through a questionnaire which constituted questions regarding food, level of physical activity, life habits and weight and height for the calculation of body mass index and with this, profiles were traced with the use of descriptive statistics. The theoretical discussion was based on books and scientific articles that relate the level of physical activity, stimulated by the university, habits such as smoking, alcohol consumption and food and outline how these issues affect productivity and quality life. The research problem was: How does BMI affect the quality of life of college students? The hypothesis is that the lack of physical activity and inadequate eating habits impair the quality of life of students. Final considerations: Quality of life is a subject discussed today, since we constantly seek to obtain good physical and mental health. Although BMI is the most widely used anthropometric indicator, it should not be used alone, but tracing with other indexes. The University plays an important role in the quality of life of students. Further studies should be carried out, such as the possibility of inserting full-time universities; and the need for young people to enter the labor market early, while still attending university and for this reason do not depose from a timely time to the practice of physical activities.
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