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CLIMATIC AND GEOGRAPHICAL FACTORS AND THEIR ASSOCIATION WITH LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN THE SPANISH ADULT POPULATION

 

ABSTRACT

 

The aim of his study is to analyse the association of climatic and geographical factors with leisure time physical activity in the Spanish adult population. Leisure time physical activity was analyzed in a representative sample of the Spanish adult population comprised a total of 29,478 people, through a descriptive study using a multistage stratified cluster (Spanish National Health Survey). Levels of physical activity during leisure time differ according to different geographical and environmental factors such as the size of the municipality, the rurality of the region, the sociocultural characterization of sports, weather, temperature and the presence or not of coastline.

 

KEY WORDS

 

 

leisure, sport, geography of sport, weather, social-ecological.

 
Journal of Sport and Health Research - 2009