PHYSICAL ACTIVITY DURING LEISURE TIME OF STUDENTS FROM RUSE UNIVERSITY ANGEL KANCHEV AND SOFIA UNIVERSITY ST. KLIMENT OHRIDSKI, BULGARIA
Scientific Bulletin of Naval Academy
Health education and physical activity are essential for the prevention of health at any age. The formation of habits for a healthy lifestyle is a particular type of system life activities aimed at effective utilization of free time. The healthy lifestyle is achieved through personal health culture, values orientation and motivation of people. The participation of students in sports activity during leisure time is very important for personal physical and mental health.The aim of these paper is
... of these paper is to examine and compare physical activity in leisure time of students from Ruse University Angel Kanchev and Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria. Main tasks: Development of questions from the survey; Conducting the survey, processing and analysis of results; Displaying the necessary practical conclusions. Organization and methodology: The survey was conducted during the school year 2015/2016. in Ruse University Angel Kanchev and Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria. The research was realized on a total sample of 280 students, particularly 114 students at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Education at University "Angel Kanchev" in Ruse and 166 students at The Faculty for preschool and primary school education at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Bulgaria. CONCLUSION We Summarizing these findings result of the survey study: 1. Students positively evaluated the importance of sports activity in leisure time; 2. Preferred sporting outdoor activities without competition. 3. Students prefer sports leisure activity sometimes. Given the importance of leisure time for human development of the individual and the quality of life in general, it is very important to pay attention to its organization and structure, as well as the selection and quality of the activities carried out there. Free time can be a factor for both personal development and risk factor -when it is unorganized and unstructured, and it lacks organized and planned activities  Students leisure time covers the time out of the faculty obligations and learning programmes, time organized by students personal needs and interests. Contents that are used to full fill students' leisure time are significant aspect that contributes to creation of their identity and quality of life in future. This is especially important for the students of Teaching faculties as future teachers and educators. It is therefore useful for students to organize their leisure time with sports activities.