Perception on facilitators and benefits of participation in body practice groups

Caroline Maria Franke, Moane Marchesan Krug
2020 Revista Brasileira de Cineantropometria e Desempenho Humano  
The practice of physical activity has been considered as an important factor in the area of public health, as it helps in the prevention and treatment of various diseases. Thus, understanding the facilitators for participation and benefits from healthy lifestyle can contribute to population awareness. The aim of this study was to analyze facilitators for body practice and benefits perceived by participants of body practice groups of two basic family health units of Santa Rosa/RS. This
more » ... /RS. This qualitative research included 25 participants. Data were obtained by the focal group technique. Motivation/incentive, mainly linked to family support, the pedagogical practice of the Physical Education professional, good health status and social life were aspects considered facilitators for adherence to body practice groups. Physical and psychological gains, prevention and control of diseases, lifestyle changes, cognitive improvement and decreased use of medications were pointed as benefits. Motivating participants to participate in body practice programs is an important factor for adherence and participation in these activities can provide biopsychosocial benefits that can contribute to health promotion and quality of life of users of basic family health units.
doi:10.1590/1980-0037.2020v22e60330 fatcat:wnmrq46nhvatlak7bmk2nddrai