A Study of the Biopsychosocial Effects of Exercise on Health

International Journal of Nursing and Health Science
© 2022 by SSRG - IJNHS Journal
Volume 8 Issue 1
Year of Publication : 2022
Authors : Bakalis Nikos, Rigatos Spyridon, Vlahopoulos Giorgios, Michalopoulos Eleni, Anagnostou Panagiotis, Filiotis Nikolaos
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Bakalis Nikos, Rigatos Spyridon, Vlahopoulos Giorgios, Michalopoulos Eleni, Anagnostou Panagiotis, Filiotis Nikolaos, "A Study of the Biopsychosocial Effects of Exercise on Health," SSRG International Journal of Nursing and Health Science, vol. 8,  no. 1, pp. 17-26, 2022. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/24547484/IJNHS-V8I1P103


Today's fast pace of life has resulted in physical and psychological disorders, social isolation, and individuals' alienation from exercise, resulting in various health risks. This study was conducted to investigate the biopsychosocial effects of exercise on health.
A questionnaire consisting of 46 questions was given to participants twice, during the two phases of the study, over a period of one month. The total time needed to complete each questionnaire was 60 minutes. The sample consisted of 120 people enrolled in a sports centre. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS 25.
The majority of the participants claimed that they had no health problems (72.5%), more than half suffered from musculoskeletal pain (55%), and 52% were smokers. The findings suggest that physical activity has a statistically significant effect (p<0.05) on arterial diastolic blood pressure, 10' aerobic ability, BMI, sleep quality, stress management, pleasure, participants' knowledge regarding exercise and sociability.
Sports centres are an everyday casual setting promoting health and well-being, and thus the need to staff these facilities with health professionals with an undergraduate and post-graduate education is more evident than ever.


Exercise, Health, Health professionals.


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