Influence of physical education on physical activity in old age
The purposes of the research study have been to analyse the possible inter-relationships between the desire of elderly people to carry out physical activities and whether or not they had Physical Education during their childhood. The methodology consisted of holding structured face-to-face interviews with a representative sample of this population. The results reveal: 1) that almost half the population have incorporated physical activities into their objectives for a good quality of life; 2) that the fact of having had Physical Education during their childhood increases the likelihood of wanting to carry out physical activities in their old age, although it does not determine these expectations.
PALABRAS CLAVE: physical activity, physical education, the elderly, life style.